Insulation • Air Services • Ventilation
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Your attic is one of the most important parts of your house. Having your attic properly air sealed and insulated can save you money on heating costs, and will avoid mold and moisture issues from heat escaping from your warm living space into your cold attic in the winter, which creates 'ice damming'. Having your attic properly ventilated helps maximize the longevity of your roof. With an improperly ventilated attic, your roof will begin to deteriorate a lot quicker and can create serious moisture issues in the attic.
Ideally, your attic should be the same temperature as it is outside, meaning warm in the summer and cold in the winter. If your attic seems like it is warm all year round, it could mean that you need you are lacking in ventilation and should contact us to correct this sooner than later as it can lead to moisture issues. If you find that there is a black discolouration on the underside of your roof deck in your attic, this means that you have a moisture issue which could stem from improper ventilation, lack of insulation and/or lack of air sealing.
We are the only roofing company in HRM that specializes in attic work, and we are the only insulating company that specializes in roofing and ventilation, thus bridging the gap making us a one-stop shop that will save you money.
Ice damming- Is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of the roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water then backs up underneath of the shingles leaking into the home and can cause damage to the roof, walls, ceilings, insulation and lots of other areas.
Ice Damming is caused from heat escaping from the living space into the attic which then heats up the roof, melting the snow, forming melting patterns on your roof. As water begins to flow towards the edge of the roof (cold area) it freezes and forms an ice ridge.