Ice dam solutions: Are there solutions to my ice dam & attic frost problems?
Yes there are solutions to ice dam and attic frost problems but they are usually very expensive to solve. Ice dam and condensation problems occur because warm moist air is leaking into the attic from the living space. You must eliminate these air leaks to eliminate the problem. The only way to do this is by installing a proper vapour barrier. We can do this by cleaning out the cavities and spraying in a 2 lb polyurethane foam insulation. This will seal the air leaks and insulate the attic. You could expect to pay anywhere from $10,000.00 to $20,000.00 depending on the size of the job. You can do a less thorough job by sealing up light fixtures, attic access hatches and other sources of air leaks. You could also try lowering the humidity level in the living space. See Industry topics for more information on these and other problems.
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