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Kimmons Roofing installs CertainTeed shingles on residential roofing. Our roofing projects meet or exceed the manufacturer’s requirements for residential roofing projects.

We install ice water barrier seals to prevent water penetration.

The combination of correct venting and liberal use of ice water shield provides you with a well-protected home.

Our shingles are nailed on place by skilled and trained installers.

Whether architectural or designer shingles, being properly nailed and patterned to ensure a proper installation.

Our company has credentials with CertainTeed as a Shingle Master Company.

It is our experience, quality and pride that goes into every roof installed that will not only complement but enhance the beauty of your home.

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Important Facts About Ice Damming

What is ice damming and why is it a problem in Wisconsin?

Ice damming occurs when heat from the inside of a home gets into the attic, melting snow on the roof. The water from the melted snow runs toward the eaves. When the water reaches the cold eaves and gutters it refreezes, creating ice dams. These icy obstructions on the eaves of your roof prevent water from flowing off. A pool of water forms on your roof, resulting in water seepage under the roof shingles or behind fascia boards. This ultimately causes water damage to roof decking, wall sheathing, attics, ceilings and walls.

How can ice damming be prevented?

There are several ways in which ice damming can be prevented. First is proper insulation of the attic, which prevents heat from the house from getting into the attic and heating snow on the roof. The next step is proper ventilation of the attic, which ensures that whatever heat does enter the attic from the house will be dissipated. The final step is to install a proper ice and water barrier to keep water from any ice dams that do form, from being able to enter the house.

Why is proper roofing ventilation important?

Proper ventilation of your roof prevents ice damming by keeping heat which escapes into the attic from heating the snow on the roof. This melting snow forms ice dams, which can lead to water damage throughout the structure of your house. Proper ventilation of your attic also prevents mold or water damage from moisture which gets into the attic from different sources inside the house, like hot water from showers and other sources.