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Roof Ice Dam Removal Saco ME

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Perma Roofing, Inc.
(207) 284-4332
27 Landry Street
Biddeford, ME

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Roofing Plus
207-484-7663(ROOF)
416 Main St.
Saco, ME
Services
Roofing, siding, doors, windows
Awards
Southern Maine Roofer
Hours
M-F 7-5
Prices and/or Promotions
Affordable

Environmental Roofing Service
(207) 985-5165
10 Main St
Kennebunk, ME
Hours
Mon 07:00 AM-05:00 PM;Tue 07:00 AM-05:00 PM;Wed 07:00 AM-05:00 PM;Thu 07:00 AM-05:00 PM;Fri 07:00 AM

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EPRS Construction
(207) 400-4524
portland, ME
 
Total Maintenance Svc
(207) 490-6501
403 High Street
Sanford, ME

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David J. Deschaine Installations, Inc.
(207) 774-9200
Po Box 4585
Portland, ME

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Just Roofing Maine
(207) 854-3460
263 Brown Street
Westbrook, ME
Services
Metal roofing, Reroofing, Roof removal
Hours
Mon - Fri / 9AM - 5PM

WH Demmons
(207) 321-5883
93 Warren Ave
Portland, ME
 
East Coast Roofing
(207) 324-2122
5 Fall Rd
Sanford, ME

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Roofing Plus
207-484-7663(ROOF)
PO Box 22
Wells, ME
Services
Roofing installation and repair, general contracting
Hours
7am-5pm M-F

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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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