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Solutions to protect your home from ice damage and ice dams

Ice Damming

Ice dams can cause water to back up and come into your home damaging ceilings, walls and floors but there's good news, it can be prevented. 

Winter brings a lot of weather typically and during winter months, ice dam formation can be a problem too. An ice dam is made when snow melts and freezes on the roof edge and when it refreezes, traps melted water (forming the dam). This water can get under shingles and come into the home causing water damage. 

Bone Dry Roofing has ways to fix ice dam damage, plus we can help prevent them from forming on your roofing too. Just contact us today at 1-844-386-0797 or click below to learn more about how we can help you. We offer free estimates in Clarksville, Louisville, Mount Washington and throughout the nearby areas.

Prevention Helps Keep Ice and Water Away From Your Home

How do ice dams form in Greater Louisville?

  • Snow that stays on the roof for more than a few days, combined with freezing temperatures
  • Warm air from your living space that leaks into the attic, causing snow to melt high on the roof
  • Missing membrane protection beneath roof shingles along roof eaves causes melted snow to re-freeze

There are some things you can do to keep ice dams from wreaking havoc on your home. For example, some homeowners reduce the amount of hot air that gets into the attic and then warms the roof, so the snow doesn't melt as much when it hits the rooftop. 

For the most part, this prevention method involves air sealing and venting the attic to keep the air the same temperature on both sides of the roofing. 

Another way, is to have an experienced roofer install a "water and ice" guard or shield on the roof eaves because this is where ice dams form typically. 

Some building codes (check with your state, town or municipality for more details) require ice dam protection to be extended 24 inches inside the home's walls however not all homes will have this, for example older homes. 

Bone Dry Roofing Keeps Ice Damage Away

New construction of a roof also needs the water shield protection membrane to keep your home as dry as possible. At Bone Dry Roofing, we always ensure that your home is receiving all the products and services it needs to keep you safe and dry.

Contact us today to find out which roof repair services are most appropriate for your home! We offer free estimates on all our services in Clarksville, Louisville, Mount Washington, Jeffersonville, New Albany, Elizabethtown, Bardstown, Prospect, Simpsonville, Pewee Valley and nearby.

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Bone Dry Roofing
8130 New La Grange Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
1-502-220-4544
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