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Rainbow International®: Prevent Ice Dams From Forming on Your Roof

WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2013) – The cold weather is here and Rainbow International wants to ensure that you protect your home from the damaging effects of winter weather. One of the most important steps you can take to protect your home from winter damage is to ensure your home and attic are properly insulated. 

Proper insulation prevents warm air from traveling through your ceiling and into the attic. An attic that is too warm might cause the roof to become too warm, which in turn can melt any snow on the roof above the living space of your home. However, snow that accumulates on the overhangs of your home will not melt. Snowmelt from the roof can then flow under the snow on the overhangs, which will freeze in cold temperatures, creating an ice dam.

An ice dam blocks the natural flow path of your home’s drainage system because the gutters and downspouts get filled with ice. As warmer temperatures develop closer to spring the top layer of melted snow will travel through the underside of your home’s shingles because it has no place to drain, causing costly damage to your roof, ceilings and walls.

To ensure your home is protected for the winter, Rainbow International suggests you have a home service professional inspect your home’s insulation to ensure your home’s roof will not create ice dams and that it is ready to handle the harsh conditions the winter weather can bring.

By preparing your home for winter you can be sure that it will be ready for the spring. 

About Rainbow International®:

Established in 1980, Rainbow International is a global franchise organization providing residential and commercial restoration and cleaning services. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500,” Rainbow International franchisees offer a broad range of damage restoration services (ranging from water, smoke and fire damage to carpet and upholstery cleaning and deodorization) to more than 330 locations worldwide. The new Rapid Structural Drying Network of Rainbow International has established a network of elite water loss mitigation franchises across the United States. Rainbow International is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For further information or to find the location nearest you, visit www.rainbowinternational.com.

 

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