COMMUNITY FORUM

Katy

01:00PM | 01/14/99
Bvroofing
What is wrong? Two of our five eaves vents have dirty icicles coming out of them. We have had lots of snow since Jan 1, very cold temps and icicles and snow on the roof, but since 4 days ago, these horrid things attached to the eaves vents.

Now today we have water from above the window closest to these two icy vents.

History is: Re-roffing 4 years ago, new gutters, retrofit 2 years ago sheathing to keep water from going behind gutters. At time of re-roofing, eaves vents were added and new venting fans from bathrooms directed to exit air through two vents.

Our roofer is backed up with 4-5 days of ice dam problem calls... is that what we have? Why, with such a new roof? Any help would be appreciated. Katy in Michigan

DR HOME

01:06PM | 01/15/99
New roof, old roof, the ice really doesn't notice. With all of the freezing rain followed by freezing temperatures and snow, caused the ice at the edge of your roof to become larger and larger and clogging up your gutters. As this ice begins to melt underneath it has no way of flowing into your gutters to be carried away. Since it is a "dam", the water begins to back up underneath your shingles, roofing paper, through the wood sheathing and into your house.
There is a membrane that is used for this purpose. It is used in place of regular roofing paper on the first and sometimes second row. It is self sealing and highly recommended in the northern climate. It costs a little more but your roofer should have suggested it to you. It can be retrofitted for the future, or you could install a heating cable for winter use.

DR HOME

03:42PM | 01/15/99
I just remembered. If you click on the old BBS for this sight, scroll down to the date of 1/11 and look for "Not a good situation" from JayJ. He lists a sight from the U. Mass. that will also explain the situation and also offer some solutions, particularly on the insulation. Some of his thoughts are theoretical but worth reading.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you have a spare desk sitting around, you can easily convert it into a custom vanity. Cut away the back portion of the ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2