About Armor Shield Exteriors in Oakville, CT

Ice Dam Prevention & Damage Repair in Western Connecticut & Eastern Massachusetts 

Ice Damming

Ice dams can cause interior damage to ceilings, walls, and floors, but the right roofing services can eliminate this worry.

One thing that homeowners dread during snowy weather is the formation of ice dams along the edge of the roof.

An ice dam earns its name by trapping pools of melted water behind the frozen dam created when melted snow re-freezes along the eaves, where the roof is coldest.

Water trapped behind an ice dam can flow under roof shingles and leak into the house, damaging walls, floors, and other materials.

Several conditions must exist for ice dam damage to occur. If all these conditions are present, it’s likely that some water will leak into your house.

Here at Armor Shield Exteriors, we offer solutions to repair damage to your roof caused by ice damming, as well as prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.

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We offer free estimates for ice dam removal and snow removal throughout the Stratford, Bridgeport, Shelton, Bristol, Danbury and nearby in Connecticut.

Prevention is key in keeping ice off your roof and water out of your home

How do ice dams form?

  • Snow that stays on the roof for more than a few days, combined with freezing temperatures.
  • Warm air from your living space that leaks into the attic, causing snow to melt high on the roof.
  • Missing membrane protection beneath roof shingles along roof eaves.

While you can’t prevent snow from collecting on your roof, there are other things you can do to prevent ice dams from causing water damage to your house. Some homeowners choose to focus on reducing the amount of heat that escapes into the attic, warming the upper part of the roof deck and causing snow to melt evenly.

This type of ice dam prevention typically involves sealing air leaks in the attic floor and other solutions. Adequate attic ventilation is also important to keep the underside of the roof the same temperature as the outside air.

Another way to protect your home from ice dams and the damage associated with them is to make sure that an experienced roofing contractor installs a protective "ice and water" shield along your roof eaves, where the ice dams form.

Many building codes (this may vary by state and town) stipulate that this ice dam membrane protection must extend at least 24 inches inside the heated wall space of a house. However, older houses may not have such protection.

Keep your roof protected from ice damage with Armor Shield Exteriors

Whenever you have a new roof installed or a roof replaced, it's essential to have ice and water shield protection installed as well. At Armor Shield Exteriors we always ensure that your home is receiving all the products and services it needs to keep you safe and dry. Contact us today to find out which roofing services are most appropriate for your home!

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Serving CT including the Greater Danbury area
Our Connecticut Service Area
Cities in Fairfield County, CT
Bethel
Bridgeport
Brookfield
Danbury
Easton
Fairfield
Monroe
New Fairfield
Newtown
Norwalk
Redding
Ridgefield
Sandy Hook
Shelton
Southport
Stratford
Trumbull
Weston
Westport
Wilton

Cities in Hartford County, CT
Avon
Bloomfield
Bristol
Broad Brook
Burlington
Canton
East Hartford
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Farmington
Hartford
Manchester
New Britain
Newington
Plainville
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Simsbury
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Unionville
Weatogue
West Hartford
West Simsbury
Windsor
Windsor Locks

Cities in Litchfield County, CT
Bantam
Bethlehem
Bridgewater
Goshen
Harwinton
Lakeside
Litchfield
Morris
New Hartford
New Milford
New Preston Marble Dale
Northfield
Oakville
Plymouth
Roxbury
Terryville
Thomaston
Torrington
Washington
Washington Depot
Watertown
Woodbury

Cities in New Haven County, CT
Ansonia
Beacon Falls
Derby
Middlebury
Naugatuck
Oxford
Seymour
Southbury
Waterbury
Wolcott

Cities in Tolland County, CT
Ellington
Stafford Springs
Tolland
Vernon Rockville
Willington

Cities in Windham County, CT
Ashford
Dayville
East Killingly
Eastford
North Grosvenordale
Pomfret Center
Putnam
Quinebaug
Thompson
Woodstock
Woodstock Valley

Cities in Hampden County, MA
Brimfield
Holland
Wales

Cities in Middlesex County, MA
Boxborough
Hopkinton
Hudson
Marlborough
Stow

Cities in Worcester County, MA
Auburn
Barre
Berlin
Bolton
Boylston
Brookfield
Charlton
Cherry Valley
Clinton
Douglas
Dudley
East Brookfield
Fiskdale
Gardner
Gilbertville
Grafton
Harvard
Holden
Hubbardston
Jefferson
Lancaster
Leicester
Leominster
Millbury
New Braintree
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Oakham
Oxford
Paxton
Princeton
Rochdale
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Sturbridge
Sutton
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Webster
West Boylston
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Westborough
Westminster
Whitinsville
Worcester

Our Locations:

Armor Shield Exteriors
15 Falls Ave
Oakville, CT 06779
1-203-437-7201
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