Ice Barrier on roof?
I am having my roof reshingled. The original roof is 27 years old. A couple of people I know are getting an ice barrier on the bottom portion of their roof. Is this worth the extra money. In the 4 years I have had the house (and the preceeding 23 yrs)it has not had any problems.
The main purpose of ice guard is to protect the lower portion of your roof from ice infiltration during cold weather. Water from a thaw during the heat of day can collect at the lower portion of a roof and refreeze at night. After several days of this the ice can build up and start to back up under the shingles creating possible water damage to the roof sheathing or even worse cause a leak. If you live in a northern climate I recommend it.
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