What is ice damming and what does it do to your home?
Ice damming is a common problem that many homeowners face during the winter months. It occurs when snow on the roof melts and the resulting water runs down to the edge of the roof where it refreezes. This creates a dam of ice that can prevent water from draining properly and can cause water to back up under shingles, potentially leading to leaks and damage to your home.
One effective solution to prevent ice damming is the use of ice guard, also known as ice and water shield. Ice guard is a self-adhesive, rubberized asphalt membrane that is applied to the most vulnerable areas of a roof, such as the eaves and valleys, to prevent water from penetrating the roofing system.
When installed properly, ice guard acts as a barrier that keeps water out of the home, even when it is backed up behind a dam of ice. It is a flexible material that can move with the roof, so it won’t crack or break down over time.
Ice guard is an easy and cost-effective solution for homeowners who want to prevent the damage caused by ice damming. It is a great investment for those who live in areas that are prone to harsh winters or heavy snowfall.
At North Coast Roofing of Ohio, we understand the importance of protecting your home from the damaging effects of ice damming. Our team of experienced technicians professionally install ice guard to our customer’s homes when replacing their roof system.
Don’t wait for the damage to happen, take the first step in protecting your home and contact North Coast Roofing of Ohio today to schedule your free roof estimate.