Ice dams can create huge headaches for Cincinnati homeowners. Anyone who has ever dealt with them knows the problems they can cause, which is why it’s so important to put effort into stopping them before they’re ever allowed to form. Still, many people find themselves in the dark about what ice dams actually are or what they do.
Instead of learning the hard way, take a moment to educate yourself on the perils of ice dams.
Many people don’t realize that heat leaks from their attics through small cracks and gaps, which is problematic enough given the fact that this can have a negative impact on overall energy efficiency. Perhaps worse, however, is that this hot air can cause snow on your roof to begin to melt, which will then refreeze as it moves its way towards cooler parts of the roof. This is how ice dams form, and they can trap water on your roof in a quick, succinct manner.
As you might expect, the damage associated with ice dams can be difficult to recover from. Water can seep into your attic, which can then soak and ruin the insulation and whatever you may be storing up there. Further damage can occur in the walls, ceilings and floors of the upper part of your home. The solution? Keep ice dams from ever being able to form in the first place.
At National Heating and Air, we have a deep understanding of what it takes to keep ice dams from forming. Our approach to air sealing your attic and installing high-performance attic insulation will ensure that ice dams don’t cause damage to your home and that you and your family can go through the winter worry-free. Our methods of insulation make sure that your heat stays inside your home, instead of on your roof. We’ll work with your budget to determine a solution that best fits your needs.
Don’t let ice dams get in the way this winter. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.
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