Friday, December 07, 2007

The True Test

Southern readers - This post is optional reading for you.

This is last year's ice dam. By the next day, the icicle you see was about 2 ft long and 3" in diameter.
















And these are the same corners this year after the ambitious aluminum soffit removal/roofing/drip edge/wood repair blitz of Summer 2007. The repairs stopped at least the majority of the hot air from the attic from escaping and heating the underside & edge of the roof beneath the snow.
















Because of the funky design of the overhang (the attic runs into the overhang), I doubt I will ever able to completely prevent a small ice dam from forming on the left corner. But, I think the improvement is noticeable and should cause me a lot less stress.

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Looks like a job well-done to me! Still love that copper!!

Jennifer said...

Very cool! Is that copper flashing? We are pretty lucky to have no big ice dams. There is one small one off of the addition that we should take care of, but nothing else, really! The house acrossed the street (same house) has a SHEET coming off the west side right now.

Jen said...

Yeah........we don't have that problem in GA...

Anonymous said...

Nice work. My house from last winter to this winter also had an ice damn improvement. I had to drop a lot of insulation in the attic, but it is very satisfying to see no ice pouring off the side of the house this winter.

-Guardian

StuccoHouse said...

The copper drip edge (there are posts about installing that last summer)is finally developing a patina, so it's not quite as shiny as it was when first installed. I'm anxious for it to turn a little more brown. I suppose it should be no surprise that the ice dam has gone down....given the gaping holes that were there last year...

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