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MyHomeScience.com Presents: 
Ice Dams on the Roof: 
a preventable pain in the neck.
What causes Ice Dams? 
25° 
Cold outside temperatures, 
making the edge of the roof 
cold enough to freeze melting 
snow o...
Snow on the roof 
++ 
15° to 25° Outside 
Heated Air Escaping 
Through Attic 
Ice Dams 
There are two pieces 
of this equa...
Step 1: Get Rid of Snow 
If it is cold outside - between 15° to 25° - 
use a snow rake or stiff broom to remove 
as much o...
Step 2: Keep the Attic Cool 
Have your attic professionally 
air sealed, to prevent heated 
air leakages. 
Add insulation ...
You gonna love the added bonu$! 
Attic Sealing & Insulation 
Prevents Ice Dams during the 
winter. 
Prevents mold in the a...
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Ice Dams on the Roof: Causes and Prevention

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Ice dams can significantly damage the roof causing leaks and many moisture related problems. In most cases, however, ice damming can be prevented or at least minimized with a few simple and relatively inexpensive building envelope improvements.

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Ice Dams on the Roof: Causes and Prevention

  1. 1. neck MyHomeScience.com Presents: Ice Dams on the Roof: a preventable pain in the neck.
  2. 2. What causes Ice Dams? 25° Cold outside temperatures, making the edge of the roof cold enough to freeze melting snow on contact. Heated air escaping through the attic and heating the top of the roof, causing the snow to melt. 1.Snow on the Roof 2. 3.
  3. 3. Snow on the roof ++ 15° to 25° Outside Heated Air Escaping Through Attic Ice Dams There are two pieces of this equation that you can control and prevent ice dams from happening. Preventing Ice Dams
  4. 4. Step 1: Get Rid of Snow If it is cold outside - between 15° to 25° - use a snow rake or stiff broom to remove as much of the snow from the roof as possible.
  5. 5. Step 2: Keep the Attic Cool Have your attic professionally air sealed, to prevent heated air leakages. Add insulation to increase R-Value and prevent heat transfers through the ceiling.
  6. 6. You gonna love the added bonu$! Attic Sealing & Insulation Prevents Ice Dams during the winter. Prevents mold in the attic. Makes your living space more comfortable year round. Saves BIG –up to 40% savings on heating & cooling Provides excellent return on your investment.

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