In the winter, your cozy, heated home warms the roof, melting snow and ice. The water then flows down into drastically colder eaves and gutters, causing it to refreeze, gradually creating ice dams. Eventually, more water will gather behind these ice dams and remain on your shingles, leading to leaks into your roof structure, attic, and house interior. This is an especially common problem in older Fox Valley homes.
Why it happens
Improper attic insulation is the main factor for shingles heating up in Fox Valley. Your attic space should be as close to the outside air temperature as possible, as to not melt all the snow and ice off your roof in the winter.
How to prevent it
Infinity Exteriors contractors recommend installing AttiCat Blown-In insulation for maximum temperature stability. AttiCat insulation keeps heat in your home not on your roof, preventing ice dams from forming. With proper insulation, your home stays warm and cozy, plus you'll be saving on energy bills throughout the long Fox Valley, Wisconsin winters!