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Roofing Ice And Water Shield, Explained

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You must understand the importance of installing a rain and ice shield when getting a new roof. It provides added protection against heavy rains, hail storms and ice buildup. The right product can help keep your home safe against the damaging effects of excess moisture.

Here’s how an ice and water shield works and their benefits.

What Is an Ice and Water Shield?

Ice and water shield is a flexible, self-adhesive waterproof membrane installed along the eaves of a roof. It mainly consists of rubberized asphalt coated with polyethylene film on either side for added weather protection.

Where does ice and water shield go? Your contractor can also install it on valleys and around vent pipes. These areas are prone to moisture-related issues and leaks.

What Are its Benefits?

Increased Protection From the Elements

This protective membrane help keeps your roof safe from problems caused by extreme weather conditions, including snow, ice and rain. It prevents moisture accumulation on the surface of shingles, helping slow down their deterioration.

Ice Dam Prevention

Homeowners in cool climates will benefit from ice and water shield. It acts as a barrier to freezing temperatures, preventing ice dams. These ice formations tend to build up on the roof edges, increasing the likelihood of leaks and damage.

Reduced Energy Costs

Ice and water shield provides an extra layer of insulation that keeps warm air from escaping through the roof during winter. Your HVAC system doesn’t need to work as hard to keep your living space comfortable. As a result, you will enjoy savings on your heating costs.

Keep Moisture Out of Your Roof

Another part of your home that an ice and water shield will protect is the attic. It helps prevent moisture buildup in the area, reducing the chances of moisture-related issues like mold growth, wall discolorations and rot. This waterproof and flexible membrane can help prolong the life of your roof and exterior walls.

Don’t hesitate to reach Bone Dry Roofing – West for your roof related concerns. Do you have questions like “what is ice and water shield” or “which products will work best for my home?”, our team will gladly answer your queries. Call us at (970) 364-7996 or fill out our online form to get a free quote.

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