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ICE FORMATIONS
NON-UNIFORM ROOF SURFACE TEMPERATURES
SHINGLED ROOFS PREVENTING WATER PENETRATION
WATER BACKING
CONTINUAL THAW
BASIC
EFFECTS
SEVERE
CABLE
UNLIKELY
HELP
PROBLEMS
BUILDING
HOUSE
INEVITABLE
WIND
RESULT
FORMATION
VALLEYS
LEAKAGE
PEOPLE
HOMES
BEST WAY
MOISTURE
PROBLEM
CEILINGS
VENTILATED
BEST PREVENTION
HEAVY SNOW
ROOF SHEATHING
ATTIC INSULATION
SLOPED ROOFS
ROOFER
SEALING
PROPER VENTILATION
HOME
ADEQUATE VENTILATION
ICE DAMMING
ICICLES
WATER ENTRY
COLD CLIMATES
WIND-DRIVEN RAIN
FORMING
FORM
UNDERLAYMENT
WATER
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Definitions

  1. Ice dams are the accumulation of ice at the eaves and valleys of roofs, and in some winters create major problems. (Web site)
  2. Ice dams are formed when heat from the attic melts snow at the ridge or peak of the roof causing an "avalanche" of snow and ice to overflow the gutters. (Web site)
  3. Ice dams are build-ups of ice and the formation of icicles on eaves and other possible areas of your roof.
  4. Ice dams are a cold weather problem caused by snow melting over heated portions of a building and refreezing at colder portions of the roof, creating a dam. (Web site)
  5. Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of a home escapes into the attic and warms the roof decking during the winter. (Web site)

Ice Formations

  1. These metal sheets are installed so that ice formations would slide off, and ice dams would not build up. (Web site)

Non-Uniform Roof Surface Temperatures

  1. Ice dams are caused by non-uniform roof surface temperatures.

Shingled Roofs Preventing Water Penetration

  1. IKO ArmourGard Ice and Water Protector is used for waterproofing under shingled roofs preventing water penetration due to ice dams or wind-driven rain. (Web site)

Water Backing

  1. Check eaves for water backing up from ice dams.

Continual Thaw

  1. The continual thaw and re-freeze process creates ice dams. (Web site)
  2. When it reaches the cold eaves and gutters, it refreezes.The continual thaw and re- freeze process creates ice dams. (Web site)

Basic

  1. Since the basic cause of ice dams is a warm roof, the solution is to maintain a cold roof.

Effects

  1. Roof Rake.com carries several products which can protect your home from the effects of ice dams and snow loading.

Severe

  1. Even if you did everything recommended above, ice dams might still form under severe conditions.

Cable

  1. The cable is heated by electric power, so you throw good energy after bad energy (keep in mind that ice dams are a heat-loss problem!). (Web site)

Unlikely

  1. It is unlikely that wall paint (interior or exterior) will blister or peel when ice dams are visible. (Web site)

Help

  1. There are three good ways to help prevent ice dams or the damage caused by ice dams.

Problems

  1. Without exits for attic air, heat builds up, melting snow, creating ice dams and causing many other problems, too.

Building

  1. If ice dams are building up and no heaters are in place, building owners may want to take emergency action.

House

  1. So it is primarily heat flowing from the house that is causing the nonuniform temperatures of the roof surface leading to ice dams. (Web site)
  2. Heat loss from the house to the attic tends to be the primary culprit of ice dams.

Inevitable

  1. For this home, ice dams were inevitable.

Wind

  1. This 40 mil membrane adds long lasting quality waterproofing protection to problem areas of roofs from wind driven rains and ice dams. (Web site)

Result

  1. As a result, the potential for ice dams is increased.

Formation

  1. An equalized roof temperature can help eliminate the conditions that can lead to the formation of ice dams.
  2. Upgrading of the building's thermal insulation values, air barriers and vapor retarders will reduce heat loss, snow melting and the formation of ice dams.

Valleys

  1. Ice dams are more frequent if the roof is complicated by many valleys and dormers or there is a large roof overhang. (Web site)
  2. These are high-risk areas for leaks; valleys due to improper flashing installation and eaves because of ice dams.

Leakage

  1. Ice dams force water to "back-up" a roof and cause leakage. (Web site)
  2. Ice dams force water to "back-up" under shingles and cause leakage. (Web site)

People

  1. How ice dams can cause such damage is a mystery to many people.

Homes

  1. Preventing ice dams In all Minnesota communities it is possible to find homes that do not have ice dams.
  2. In many homes this is the major mode of heat transfer that leads to the formation of ice dams. (Web site)
  3. DAYTON - For the first time in some years, ice dams are plaguing area residents with leaks inside their homes, roofers say.

Best Way

  1. The best way to prevent leaks caused by ice dams is to install ice dam membranes under the finished roofing material.

Moisture

  1. Trapped moisture and heat can raise energy costs by putting a load on your AC. It can also cause ice dams, damage to roof system and structural components.
  2. Ice dams are formed when the gutter system becomes filled with moisture which, when frozen, forms a "dam" at the eave of the roof.

Problem

  1. This is a major heat source, open directly into the attic space due to unsatisfactory construction and is a major problem for the creation of ice dams.
  2. I live in an area where ice dams are not a concern, and tend to forget this problem when considering roofing system repairs, and re roofs.

Ceilings

  1. The effects of ice dams or wind driven rain can range from stained walls and ceilings to severe water damage in multiple rooms.

Ventilated

  1. You can, however, prevent ice dams by ensuring that your attic is well insulated and properly ventilated. (Web site)

Best Prevention

  1. The best prevention to ice dams is a well-ventilated (cool) roof. (Web site)

Heavy Snow

  1. Ice dams can occur when heavy snow builds up on a roof.

Roof Sheathing

  1. I find that a low-pitched roof is more likely to have problems with ice dams, since there is less room beneath the roof sheathing for insulation. (Web site)
  2. A. The key to solving ice dams is to create a cold roof, with the temperature of the inside roof sheathing near that of the outside air temperature. (Web site)

Attic Insulation

  1. Improper amounts of attic insulation can also cause ice dams.

Sloped Roofs

  1. Ice dams may be hidden under the snow on sloped roofs with inadequate insulation. (Web site)

Roofer

  1. Do not necessarily blame your roofer for the ice dams. (Web site)
  2. Remember: heat, not the roofer, is usually the culprit in creating ice dams.
  3. Speak to your roofer about the different options for preventing ice dams.

Sealing

  1. The most effective way to prevent ice dams is by sealing bypasses, properly insulating the attic floor, and adequately ventilating the roof area. (Web site)
  2. Sealing bypasses (warm air leaks) from interior rooms to the attic is probably the most effective way to prevent ice dams. (Web site)

Proper Ventilation

  1. Ice dams can be avoided with proper ventilation, good insulation and air circulation, creating a "cool roof".
  2. Proper ventilation used in conjunction with heavy insulation and an air barrier can create a Cold Roof Assembly which will help eliminate ice dams.

Home

  1. Moisture entering the home from ice dams can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
  2. Most homeowners have seen or have had ice dams on their home, most people are unaware of how ice dams are formed.
  3. Repeated exposure to ice dams can damage your home permanently. (Web site)

Adequate Ventilation

  1. By providing adequate ventilation the formation of ice dams can be decreased.

Ice Damming

  1. If ice damming is a recurrent problem, heaters along the edge of the roof can be used to break up ice dams as they form.

Icicles

  1. Don't wait until the first snowfall before thinking about the potential of excessive snow loads, icicles and ice dams on your roof.

Water Entry

  1. This guide deals with water entry, such as roof leaks, ice dams, and attic condensation. (Web site)

Cold Climates

  1. Prevent damage to your house from ice dams and attic condensation in cold climates.
  2. Two types of attic water damage are common in cold climates: ice dams and condensation of water vapor on cold surfaces in the attic.

Wind-Driven Rain

  1. For a roof to last, your Roofing System must include protection from ice dams and wind-driven rain. (Web site)
  2. This quality leak barrier protects homes by helping to prevent wind-driven rain or ice dams from forcing water underneath the roofing system. (Web site)
  3. A: Low slope roofs are more susceptible to water entry due to ice dams and wind-driven rain.

Forming

  1. We have found a good company that created a de -icing system, that eliminates ice dams from forming automatically along the eves and in the valleys.
  2. Proper insulation and roof ventilation can stop ice dams from forming, prevent damage and lower energy bills. (Web site)

Form

  1. Ice dams form when warmth from inside the home melts the bottom layer of snow on the roof, sending water trickling down to the edge.
  2. Ice dams form when heat enters an attic and melts snow on the roof. (Web site)
  3. The more heat lost - the more ice dams form - the more it leaks - the more the insulation gets damaged - and so on. (Web site)

Underlayment

  1. When applied as an underlayment, they are primarily used to help prevent water entry from ice dams at the eave areas of shingled roofs in cold climates.

Water

  1. This may work for steep roofs, but on a low slope, the ice dams can form in the center of the roof as there is not enough pitch for water to run off. (Web site)
  2. While shingle underlayment does not prevent the formation of ice dams, it will prevent backed up water from getting into the house. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Society > Culture > Architecture > Roofs
  2. Leaks
  3. Culture > Architecture > Rooms > Attic
  4. Culture > Architecture > Roofs > Eaves
  5. Gutters

Related Keywords

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