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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

4.8 453 reviews

  • Avatar Lee Ann Crawford ★★★★★ a month ago
    Great company! They were very responsive, professional and thorough. Fast service—They Installed the roof just a couple days after we signed the contract. Cleanup was exceptional. We needed new gutters and they made arrangements with another … More company to install the gutters. We were very pleased. We highly recommend this company. We loved working with Jeff. He kept us updated on every step of the project.
  • Avatar Timothy Ferguson ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I hired Integrity Roofing and Painting after I flagged Ken down on the street as they were wrapping up on a neighbors house. Ken was extremely helpful, supportive as we struggled with what was to us a large purchase, and was responsive … More even when I asked him questions on a weekend as I made my decision. He was patient and allowed me my space to make the decision and then once I made it he walked me through the process, made sure I understood everything (along with the fact that to him Integrity really was what he valued), and then kept in constant communication with me as we scheduled, and then finally installed. The crew that showed up were amazingly hard workers and did everything they could to get done as quickly as possible. They cleaned up so well I haven't found anything but a super small piece of paper that got away and ended up hidden in the bushes. To me that is amazing because it is a lot they have to manage as they rip off the old roof. Ken checked in often with the crew and myself for the 1 day and 2 hours they were on site. That is fast, we had a large roof (I don't remember what the number of squares, but it was large). So fast crew, conscientious crew, great communication and great finished project.Services: Roof installation, Skylight installation
  • Avatar Deb Wieczorek ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    During the sale of my home, I was made aware that my roof needed to be replaced. The closing was scheduled for 3 weeks out so time was limited. I used Integrity to perform an inspection and confirm the damage. Integrity not only met with … More the Inspector, but relieved my concerns by walking me through the process and assured me that they would expedite the installation.They did an amazing job! Myself and the new homeowners were completely satisfied. I would highly recommend them and use them again ~Deb WieczorekServices: Roof inspection, Roof installation

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