Don't Mind My Language I Just Have to Say Ice Dam!
By Nina Rogoff, Wix Websites for Real Estate Agents
As if snow days and the threat of school until the end of June wasn't bad enough, now there's a new threat building for people who own homes in Sharon MA. Ice dams. A combination of improperly ventilated and insulated attics are partly to blame. That, the enormous amount of snow we've had, and the alternating cold and warm temperatures. When heated air from a home rises to the attic, it can warm the roof sufficiently to melt the snow. As the water runs down the roof, it freezes along the much cooler edge of the roof and accumulates until a thick band of ice forms. This ice dam prevents melting snow from running off the roof of your Sharon MA home. The snow melt can back up under shingles and cause leaks inside the house. When a roof is properly ventilated, cool outside air is drawn in...