How Can Ice Dam Damage be Avoided?

For many homeowners in Denver, CO, ice dams are a nuisance that must be dealt with every winter. Typically the cause of ice dams is poor attic insulation. When heat escapes through the roof, the snow melts and flows to the edge of the roof. When it reaches this unheated portion of the exterior of the home, the water re-freezes, creating a dam. As additional moisture cannot move past the dam, it sits on the roof where it can seep into the shingles. Furthermore, the heavy ice can cause the gutters to detach from the home.

One way to prevent ice dams from forming is to rake your roof after a heavy snowfall. However, this can be a dangerous task, requiring climbing a ladder and walking on an icy roof. If an ice dam has already formed on your roof, you can hire a roofing company to use a steamer to melt the ice before damage occurs.

Beldon offers top-of-the-line home improvement products that can protect your Denver, CO, home against all kinds of damage from Mother Nature, including ice dams. For starters, we can install Expanding Blown-In PINK Fiberglass™ Insulation from Owens Corning, an industry leading product, using a specialized machine that creates millions of insulation air pockets. By keeping your attic well-insulated, you can prevent the snow melt that leads to ice dams. And, to further protect against ice dams and icicles, there is Beldon LeafGuard, an innovative seamless gutter protection system that is guaranteed never to clog or detach from the home. We can outfit our gutters with a heating cable that prevents water from freezing, helping it to be channeled away from your home instead. To learn more about Beldon’s cutting-edge home exterior products, contact us today.

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