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Roof Ice Dam Removal Ballwin MO

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Allen Roofing Inc.
(636) 391-1117
525 Old State Rd.
Ellisville, MO

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Jmb The Group Inc
(636) 458-5399
271 Cherry Hills Meadows Dr
Grover, MO

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PROMAX LLC
(314) 770-0700
100 Chesterfield Business Parkway
Chesterfield, MO
 
Pro Pride Contractors
(314) 514-0044
804 London Ln
St Louis, MO

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Missouri Gutter Inc
(636) 343-9102
631 Summer Top Circle
Fenton, MO

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Sterling Roofing & Restoration
(636) 391-7739
16664 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO

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All City Roofing
(636) 532-9798
701 D Crown Industrial Court
Chesterfield, MO

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Reger Exteriors
(314) 822-0079
654 Knierim Pl
Kirkwood, MO

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Midwest Gutter Products Inc
(636) 349-3232
2001 Hitzert Ct
Fenton, MO

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Sielfleisch Roofing Inc
(636) 349-2920
808 Horan Dr
Fenton, MO

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Ice Dams

So, adding insulation to your attic floor will help. You should have enough insulation in your attic floor to give you R-49 (or you don't live in an area where ice-dams are a problem). That is about 20 inches of fiberglass. It means giving up the attic floor as a place to store things, since to get that much insulation you will have to go deeper than the joists, and preferrably lay it perpindicular to the joists. You should NOT use insulation with a vapor barrier (kraft faced) since you should not add a vapor barrier part way through your insulation. Before laying the insulation down, or before blowing it in, seal up any openings in the floor. Electrical wiring comes through holes, caulk them closed. The plumbing vent lines runn through the attic... caulk around those pipe openings. If you have light fixtures which require the insulation to be left away from them to dissipate the heat, then make sure you do that... you don't need to create a fire hazard here.

At the eaves, make sure the insulation does NOT close off the opening between the rafters that allow the air to flow up from the eave (soffit) vents. If you are blowing in insulation or packing the batts in tight there, buy prop vents. These are styrofoam panels that fit between the rafters to keep a channel open.

Ok.. you are stopping the heat from escaping into the attic.. That is good just to save on your heating bill as well as help to eliminate ice dams. Now lets talk about...ventilation

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