What do I do about ice dams & icicles?
Ice dams and icicles are caused when there is melting from the roof at the eaves and then it builds up. As the build up occurs the gutter system can’t do it’s job so the water doesn’t drain properly and roof leaks can occur. Also, gutters can fall off your home, walks can be very slippery, even dangerous and it’s possible for someone to be injured from falling ice.
This is all due to heat loss, which is from lack of insulation in the roof. You need to have the necessary insulation in the correct places in your home to keep it comfortable and safe.
With spray foam insulation no venting is needed when it is applied directly to the underside of the roof deck. This is all explained in the International Residential Code.
While spray foam insulation installation doesn’t lead to a 100% icicle free home, since this is Western New York, it does handle 80% of icicles.
This is why a Professional Spray Foam Contractor is your best bet! Hiring a Professional Spray Foam Contractor gives you piece of mind and allows you the comfort of knowing things are being done right.