The Importance of an Ice and Water Shield


An ice and water shield is a type of roofing underlayment that serves as a last line of defense against water penetration. This self-adhesive membrane sticks directly to the roof deck, sealing around nails that puncture it, and provides a waterproof barrier that protects your home from potential water damage. As a trusted provider of roof repair services, Bone Dry Roofing discusses the importance of installing an ice and water shield.

Ice and Water Shield

How It Works

The primary function of an ice and water shield is to prevent leaks caused by two main culprits: ice dams and wind-driven rain. Ice dams form when snow melts on your roof, flows down, and then refreezes near the edges, causing water to back up under the shingles. Wind-driven rain, on the other hand, can push water up and under your shingles. In both scenarios, an ice and water shield acts as a protective barrier, preventing that water from seeping into your home.

Key Benefits

Installing an ice and water shield offers several benefits. Its waterproofing properties enhance the longevity of your roof, reducing the potential maintenance costs associated with water damage. The shield also provides peace of mind, knowing that your home has an additional layer of protection against harsh weather conditions.

Ice and Water Shield vs. Standard Underlayment

If you’re planning a roof replacement, it’s a good idea to invest in an ice and water shield. While standard roofing underlayment provides a level of protection, the shield offers superior defense, especially in climates prone to heavy rain or snow. It self-seals around nails, creating a watertight barrier. This enhanced protection can prevent costly repairs due to water damage and extend the life of your roof.

Installation Considerations

Proper installation of an ice and water shield is crucial to its effectiveness. It’s important to choose a roofer who understands the unique characteristics of this product and has experience installing it. Be sure to ask potential contractors about their experience, whether they offer warranties, and how they ensure proper installation.

Bone Dry Roofing: Your Trusted Roofing Partner

At Bone Dry Roofing, we are committed to protecting your home from the elements. As an experienced roofing contractor, we offer quality workmanship, superior products, and unmatched customer service. Call Bone Dry Roofing Fort Wayne today at 260.267.6189 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment.




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