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Two types of attic water damage are common in cold climates: ice dams and condensation of water vapor on cold surfaces in the attic.

Ice Dams. Ice dams sometimes occur on roofs in climates with freezing temperatures. When the temperature in your attic is above freezing while the temperature outside is below freezing, an ice dam may occur. The heat exchange from the underside of the roof sheathing causes the snow on the roof to melt. The water running down the roof may come into contact with an area that is super cooled. The roof overhang or eave is super cooled by the wind and ambient temperature. Once the water runs down to an area that is below 25 degrees, it will freeze.

Here’s the big problem. If the weather pattern repeats itself for a period of time, the snow melt forms an ice dam. This dam creates a pool of water that begins to climb upward and underneath of shingles potentially creating significant water damage.

The solution to minimize the impact of ice dams is for the roof and attic to be ventilated properly.

Roofing Contractors can help mitigate against the formation of ice dams

The attic air space is a volatile area. Over the past decades more testing and understanding of this critical area for a home healthy environment has occurred. We now have more revelation on how to minimize the effects of ice dams and potentially dangerous stagnant air.
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Prevention

  • It’s imperative that the builder properly installs vapor barriers to the attic floor.
  • Under eave soffit ventilation balanced with roof peak exhaust vents are needed for proper air distribution and equalizing of temperature in attic space.
  • Insulation in the attic space creates a temperature wall between the interior and attic space.
  • Add more insulation if needed.
  • Remove blown in insulation around soffit vents and install insulation baffles.
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What not to Do

  • The removal of ice with a chiseling device may lead to roof damage.
  • Please don’t install a water heater in the attic in cold climates.
  • Ice melt is used on concrete and contains calcium chloride, which is corrosive. This isn’t the best product to use on roofs.

Snow and Ice dam removal

Preventing damage is the first step, but roof repair might be necessary after you find snow or ice damage. Hire a contractor to remove snow from the roof before an ice dam forms. If you’re experiencing water damage from ice dams, have a roofer mitigate against further damage. We recommend the use of specialty equipment to remove ice dams. A roof steamer is the most effective way to remove ice dams. Count on our team for roof repair and preventive services.

Integrity Roofing and Painting IconIntegrity Roofing and Painting

115 North Union Boulevard, Colorado Springs

4.8 514 reviews

  • Avatar Stephanie Wilcox ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    Our house was hit by hail in June of 2023. My in-laws had used Integrity Roofing and had a great experience so they recommended we do the same. We are so thankful we did. Troy Richert was wonderful to work with. He helped answer all … More of my questions and was always willing to go find out more information if I needed it. When our insurance was being difficult, Integrity Roofing made sure we had any information we needed and were great about following up with us as we waited on adjusters. Their repair and installation teams were thorough, courteous and prompt. Integrity Roofing was helpful and completed the work to our satisfaction. Thank you!
  • Avatar Jay Barnish ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Integrity roofing is great! Jackson is really helpful and takes his time to answer questions. He will make sure you understand what's going on and ensure you're getting the best options and deals. Thanks!
  • Avatar Dan Smith ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I have used Integrity Roofing three times this past year. I had a leaky skylight they fixed and then a few months later we had terrific hail damage and they replaced the roof on our home as well as a rental property we were looking to … More sell. The pricing always seemed fair. They worked with our insurance company and actually joined the insurance inspector on the roofs to jointly inspect the damage and come to a consensus. They got the work done quickly and handled all the paperwork as well. We had gutter damage and they handled that as well as painted our entire home. Carter and Andi were my main contacts and they were always easy to work with keep me informed of all the steps along the way. I would recommend them and this company to anyone.