Ice Dam Prevention

How to effectively prevent ice dams from forming

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There are a few simple steps that can prevent ice dams before they start.

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Ice Dam Prevention Solutions

#1: Attic inspection

If you are having ice dams, our number one recommendation is to book an attic inspection with Juno Construction. An inspection will allow us to pinpoint any existing issues such as heat loss from an under insulated attic. Once the problem is diagnosed, we can provide you with science-based solutions, estimates, and options to stop serious ice dams from occurring.

#2: Roof Snow Removal

Snow removal is also a huge factor in preventing ices dams. When the sun and/or heat loss in the attic melts snow on a roof, it travels down the shingles and can freeze on the eaves of the home. This continuous melt-freeze process is what builds ice dams. Juno Construction can provide damage-free ice and snow removal services to prevent ice dams from building and eliminating risk of leaks.

Ice Dam Prevention FAQ

Contrary to popular belief, ice dams are actually caused because of a failing attic
system aka heat loss in the attic. A healthy attic is made up of 3 collaborative
components: insulation, ventilation, and bypass systems. If these three components
are not installed correctly, the attic will fail, and heat/ moisture can begin to break
down the attic. The ice dams itself is simply a symptom of an unhealthy attic.

This is definitely one option. However, the ice dams will continue to reoccur and your
home is at risk for leaks, shingle, and water damage. There is also chance that shingle damage will occur during removal of the ice dam. Hammers, picks, and shovels, at
times, can cause more harm than the stand-alone ice dam. If you want to ensure the
longevity of your home, it is better to fix the root issue.

The amount of insulation in the attic is rendered useless if heat is still escaping into
the attic. Remember, ventilation and closed by-passes are equally as important to a
healthy attic. It is a waste of money to add more insulation before you have had an
experienced professional check out the space. The professional can help you create a
plan to ensure all three components of the attic system work together in harmony.

The answer is maybe. Typically, damage from ice dams takes time to appear. When
you finally do start noticing water staining, cracks, peeled paint, mold, or warped wood,
water has probably been infiltrating the space for some time. The freeze-thaw cycle
invites water into openings in the home and can migrate through wall cavities and
ceilings for some time before it becomes visible. A professional inspection from Juno Construction would be the best way to determine the root issue of the water intrusion problem.

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