The Importance of Having Ice and Water Shield


An ice and water shield is a protective layer of underlayment applied beneath your roof’s shingles. This shield provides a secondary barrier against water infiltration, which is especially crucial in colder climates where snow and ice are prevalent. In this article, Bone Dry Roofing – West, a trusted roof replacement expert, discusses the importance of investing in an ice and water shield.

Having Ice and Water Shield

How Ice and Water Shield Prevent Winter Damage

In biting Colorado winters, roofs can be severely impacted by ice dams and wind-driven rain. Ice dams occur when snow on the roof melts, trickles down, and refreezes at the edge, blocking subsequent meltwater and forcing it to seep beneath the shingles. This is where an ice and water shield comes in. It forms a watertight barrier that prevents this meltwater from infiltrating the roof deck, defending your home against potential water damage.

Key Benefits to Consider

An ice and water shield enhances your roof’s durability by preventing water damage, extending its lifespan, and protecting your gutters. This can save homeowners substantial costs in maintenance and replacement over the years. Moreover, the shield provides peace of mind, ensuring your home stays dry and protected even during harsh Colorado winters.

Why Ice and Water Shield Matters

While traditional underlayment offers a degree of protection, it falls short in areas prone to heavy snowfall and icy conditions. The ice and water shield is designed to adhere firmly to the roof deck, forming a more robust barrier that seals around nails driven through it. This self-sealing property is instrumental in preventing water from reaching the roof deck, providing superior protection compared to standard underlayment.

How to Choose the Right Roofing Professional

The effectiveness of an ice and water shield is heavily dependent on its installation quality. As such, you need a roofing contractor with the right expertise. Look for professionals who use high-quality materials, have excellent customer reviews, and can provide a solid warranty on their work.

Bone Dry Roofing – West: Your Trusted Roofing Partner

At Bone Dry Roofing – West, we’re committed to offering superior roofing solutions that stand the test of time. As trusted roofing installation experts, we understand the unique challenges posed by Colorado’s climate and the importance of having the right defenses in place.

We pride ourselves on our top-tier workmanship, use of superior products, and unmatched customer service. Our goal is to ensure your home’s roof is well protected against the elements, giving you peace of mind year-round. With our quality roof repairs, you can trust that your roof is in good hands, no matter what the Colorado weather brings. Give us a call today at (970) 364-7996 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.




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