Standing Seam Roofing and Ice dams

Guest User
9/12/2007
We live in a 18 year old modular home and have problems with ice dams. The roof is 7 years old and we have a few places that are stained due to ice dams. The roof pitch is 12/3 and the ceilings are cathedral. Will a standing seam roof installed over the existing shingles help the prevention of Ice Dams or the damage that they cause. Thanks, Phil
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
9/13/2007
It will tend to shed snow more quickly ... and something like a mechanically seamed standing seam could be excellent at resisting damage from ice damming. The key to avoiding ice dams, though, is ventilation.
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