Roofing Resources of Georgia is dedicated to providing our customers with the very best in roofing services and installation, including high-quality insulation systems. We use ProCat Insulation to ensure your roof and home are protected.
Why Does Your Home Need Roofing Insulation?
Cold weather outside and warm temperatures inside your attic and home can lead to a variety of issues with your roof. This is why it’s essential for your roofing system to have proper insulation and ventilation. The most common problem that can occur when a roof does not have adequate insulation and ventilation is the formation of ice dams.
What Causes Ice Dams?
The formation of ice dams starts when there is ice or snow on your roof. The warmer temperatures inside the attic melt the ice on the roof. Water will then continue to melt and flow off the roof, but can refreeze when it reaches the edge where temperatures are below freezing. As more water flows down the roof, the ice dam prevents it from flowing down the gutters, increasing the size of the dam. When left untreated, ice dams can cause sagging roof decks and premature roof failures.
How Insulation, Ventilation, and Sealing Can Help
To prevent ice dams from forming, roofing companies will ensure that there is quality insulation, adequate ventilation, tight seals throughout the attic and roof, as well as other finishing touches.
- Insulation: A quality insulation will keep warm air that is inside the living spaces of your home from entering the attic. Insulation will work to keep your attic at a cooler temperature, which can prevent ice or snow that’s on your roof from melting.
- Ventilation: Adequate ventilation in your attic will also help keep temperatures cool by drawing in cold outdoor air and pushing out warm attic air. There also needs to be proper ventilation from bathrooms as well.
- Sealing: Warm air from your home can enter the attic from a variety of places, including unblocked walls, gaps in drywall, plumbing pipes, chimneys, or cracks around light fixtures.
- Other: To protect your roof, roofing companies can also install a rigid barrier around the attic hatch and an attic stairway insulator.
An efficient roof and attic includes high-quality insulation, proper ventilation, and tight seals to ensure that warm air is kept out of your attic, reducing the risk of ice dams. The roofing technicians at Roofing Resources of Georgia use ProCat Insulation and ProPink ComfortSeal. These professional-grade products make it possible for us to give our customers the best possible roofing services.
If your roof needs to be inspected or you are concerned about the efficiency of your attic, get in touch with our contractors. Roofing Resources of Georgia provides superior roofing services to Alpharetta, Dahlonega, and the surrounding areas. Schedule an appointment with us today for a free estimate.