Prevent Ice Dams by Installing Spray Foam Insulation

As the cold weather returns with a vengeance, it’s important to make sure your roof can sustain the heavy snow and winds remaining this season. Ice dams may form if snow is left unattended and your roof is poorly insulated. Prevent ice dams from forming and causing major problems with your roof this winter by installing spray foam insulation!

What Can Ice Dams Do?

Ice dams form when the lowest layer of snow melts and trickles down the slope of the roof, refreezing upon exposure to below-freezing air. The dams form on the edge of the roof, weighing down your gutters. Ice dams are dangerous because they can fall at any time, potentially injuring the people, animals, furniture and landscaping underneath. As they begin to melt, the influx of water can lead to leaks in your roof, damaging your walls and ceiling. If you have an ice dam forming on your roof, it is important to have it removed by a professional. Removing an ice dam on your own can lead to injury and damage to your roof. A professional will have specialized tools that will be able to remove the ice without scraping the granules off of your shingles, or even potentially loosening shingles from the roof. A professional will also have the correct equipment to handle the ice dam without risking slips off of the roof.

Preventing Ice Dams with Insulation

One of the most effective methods used to prevent ice dams from forming is insulating your roof with spray foam insulation. Heat rises, and insulating your roof will regulate the temperature at the highest points of your home, keeping the ice intact. You will be able to feel the effects of insulation throughout the home because it will lead to heat consistency, lowering the energy costs of your home. Insulation regulates your temperature throughout the year, so you will require less electricity and fuel to stay comfortable.

Spray Foam Insulation Installation in Weymouth, Braintree & Scituate

If you are interested in installing spray foam insulation in your home, contact Advanced Green Insulation today! We are OSHA certified and install spray foam, blown-in cellulose, and fiberglass insulation. For a free estimate, contact Advanced Green Insulation by calling 781-871-6700 or by filling out our online contact form.

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