Thursday, October 13, 2016

Preparing for Old Man Winter!

Preventing ice dams will make your home more comfortable and more energy efficient. At Father and Son Building and Remodeling we feel learning how to prevent ice dams comes from understanding how ice dams form and knowing why it is important to air seal, insulate, and ventilate your home. do ice dams form in my gutters on my roof?

As snow on your roof melts, it runs down to the roof’s overhanging bottom edge, the eave. There water refreezes on top of the shingles, forming a ridge. This ice blockage, called an ice dam, prevents melting snow from flowing off your roof. As the ice dam grows, an increasing volume of water backs up under the shingles and leaks into exterior walls, into the undersides of the eaves, or indoors.

Yes, you can prevent ice dams by properly air sealing, insulating and venting your attic. Energy efficiency professionals, like Father and Son Building and Remodeling, are highly trained to take a thorough approach to air sealing your attic and properly venting your roof. Remember, proper Insulation and ventilation is like putting a thick sweater on your home!

If your home is located in Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michigan - Call Father and Son Building and Remodeling today for a free home estimate for your next remodeling project by calling 419-471-1191 or visiting our website at to learn more about us today!