Ice dams can be a real problem for Texas homeowners because they allow snowmelt to pool on the roof, potentially damaging the shingles. The key to preventing the formation of ice dams is knowing how they form in the first place, which is usually caused by poor insulation in the attic.
When snow hits the top of your roof, it begins to melt due to the warm air escaping from inside your home. However, as snowmelt flows down the slope of your roof and reaches the edge, which is not heated by warm air escaping from your home, it can refreeze, forming a dam made of ice that wraps around the eaves of your roofline.
The best way to stave off ice dams is to ensure that you have adequate insulation inside your attic. A well-insulated attic will effectively keep all the warm air inside your home, thereby preventing the air from escaping and melting the snow on your roof. Insulation usually takes only a short amount of time to install and is a beneficial home improvement service if you’re tired of having to pay someone to remove the ice dams from your home during the winter season.
Take the first step toward never having to deal with ice dams again by turning to the home improvement experts at Beldon®. We install Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglas™ from Owen Corning, one of the industry’s leading manufacturers. Installation can be completed in only a day or less, minimizing any inconvenience to you and your family. To learn more about our attic insulation service, contact Beldon® today.