One of the perks to living in western Montana and North Idaho is that we get to enjoy distinct seasons. albeit, our fall seemed awfully short this year. It feels as if winter is upon us already. This is why it is so important for the homeowner to be involved in paying attention to a few details about his/her log home in preparation for our long winters. Please visit our Maintenance page for tips on what to look for. Once winter hits,
What is an Ice Dam Formation?
It is a thick continuous ridge of ice along the homes eves.
The Fix: The proper fix to this problem is to vent the roof and have proper insulation. Venting the roof keeps the space between the ceiling and roof cold keeping the snow from melting and proper insulation isolates the conditioned living space from that cold environment effectively. Venting also keeps any moist air from condensing in this space and causing damage and or mold.
Guess what? It can!
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