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Ice Dam Prevention with Metal Roofing

Protect Your Home from Wintery Weather

Ice dams can be quite the issue when winter weather hits hard in Little Rock and surrounding areas. If you’ve not encountered this common winter occurrence, then you’ve been lucky to this point. Ice damming is something that occurs when melted snow tries to run off your roof but hits a point that is below freezing temperature before runs off completely. Ice damming is particularly problematic around the eaves of the roof. The melted snow freezes once it hits that spot of lower temperature. This process continues to occur as more water tries to run off, which eventually builds up to become what is commonly referred to as an ice dam.

Ice dams are damaging to your Little Rock home as they add extra weight to your roof, which puts more stress on it. They also prevent water from properly running off of your roof, giving it the opportunity to find cracks and other openings that lead into your home. Invading water eventually causes damage to your ceiling insulation, exterior walls, and ceiling finish. It may even back up to the point where it freezes beneath your shingles to cause significant damage to your roof.

A fantastic deterrent to ice damming is metal roofing installed by Royal Windows & More. Metal roofs are able to quickly shed unwanted snow due to their smooth surface. If you have stone-coated metal roofing, you may believe this affects its ability to shed snow. Fortunately, this is not an issue because they have the ability to move heat more effectively. This means that your new metal roof will maintain a more even temperature to help fight against the formation of ice dams. Another benefit is that metal roofing helps dramatically reduce the temperature in your attic due to its thermal efficiency. This is important because a cooler attic cannot warm your roof, which prevents temperature variations.

As wonderful as our high-quality metal roofing is, it can only do so much. It’s wise to investigate other options and preventative measures available when it comes to ice damming. At Royal Windows & More, our expert installers make use of an innovative installation process to provide a thermal break between your roof and attic that fights against heat transfer. If you dread the idea of having to deal with hazardous ice dams on your Little Rock home, then contact us now for a free consultation.

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