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Many people are suffering in the Northeast with ice dam issues every winter and it seems that the winters get colder and more brutal every year. They are many reactive ways to stop ice dams but none of those are a long-term solution. People put heat wires under eaves in order to melt the snow and the ice and also people will heat their gutters to make sure the ice dams don’t happen. But not these solutions look at the reason why these dams occur in the first place. Call us at (888) 280-7275 to learn more about ice dams and how to prevent them from damaging your home and reoccur every winter.
American Hybrid Homes has a big vision for the future. We want to be a one-stop shop for any homeowner that is interested in green energy and in turning their home into a high efficiency hybrid home. Our services will include solar panels geothermal systems high efficiency water heaters and furnaces and also our weatherization program. We started out in weatherization because we believe that these projects are the best solution for it every day American homeowner that lives in the tight budget but once to do something about his or her high-energy bills. At the moment we can save people hundreds of dollars a year in return for a small investment into your own home.
In order to stop ice dams you first need to understand what causes them to form in the first place. If you don’t have adequate pressure boundary and thermal boundary in your attic you are almost certainly guaranteed to have ice damning happened to you. When hot air seeps out through the outlets, the top plates, recessed lights, your attic hatch and many more you begin to heat your attic space. One that he raises it hits the roof and warm set up and causes the snow that is built on it to melt and trickle down to the eaves. Once it reaches the eaves there is no more heat to keep the water melted it begins to freeze and built up.
Instead of using the heat wire or shoveling your eaves from snow every snowfall American hybrid homes goes after the source of ice dams. We go into your attic and do an air-sealing job as the first step. We want to make sure that every single hole that was drilled by electricians or plumbers during the construction of the house is filled with foam and that all the top plate cracks are filled also. Once the process is repeated throughout the entire attic you will now have an adequate pressure boundary that will retain all their warm air that you paid to heat in the winter inside your home. After air sealing we replaced insulation that you had and cover it with additional 10 to 15 inches of cellulose insulation in order to give you a strong thermal boundary.
There are many ways to remediate ice dams but there’s only one way to stop ice dams. Choosing our services benefits you in many ways; it reduces the draft that you might feel on your Windows, it will balance out your room temperatures so you don’t have that cold room anymore, and it will practically eliminate your ice damming issues. Our staff is certified and experienced and has seen many homes where they had issues that we undoubtedly fixed. We look for homes that need us; we will not up sell our services to anybody who we don’t believe we can help. If you considering to remediate the ice dam issue for once and for all give us a call at (888) 280-7275 to talk with our certified home energy auditors.