Ice Dam Prevention

Why pay for ice dam removal when you can pay the same amount of money to prevent it. 

"14 years of icicles SOLVED in one day."

Real Solutions – Air Seal  / Insulation 

Cozy Comfortable Home With No Ice Dams

Green Attic Insulation can solve ice dam issues in most cases by eliminating heat sources warming the underside of the sheathing. Ventilation, Insulation, Air Sealing

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An Icicle is Simply a Measuring Stick of Heat Loss

What Are Ice Dams? How Are They Different From Icicles?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Figure 1 shows a cross section of a home with an ice dam.

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Insulation, Ventilation, Air Sealing Can Solve Icicles

Why pay for ice dam removal when you can pay the same amount of money to prevent it permanently.  

Ice dams were a major problem for homeowners in February 2021. Take a look at this photo of a home in Skokie Illinois. “An icicle is simply a measuring stick of heat loss” Tim Darling. Take a look at your neighborhood, if there are homes with no icicles they have air sealed and insulated properly. If you have any icicles at all, any, they are unacceptable, they may look beautiful on postcards, but they are indicators of heat escape from the living space. If you had to build a fire and were loosing heat you will have to add more logs to the fire. Same thing applies, you are cycling your furnace.  Warming the underside of the roof sheathing and creating snow melt.

Reviews

Jason T. Chicago, IL 	2/12/2021
Jason T. Chicago, IL 2/12/2021
Green Attic Insulation Second Time Customer
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The entire experience was good. They are knowledgeable, hard working, and cleaned up when finished. This is the second time I used them. The first time was when I finished my basement. We're happy with both jobs. I wish my rehab contractor was this good. Updated- this is the third time I've used them and will do so again. They came, worked, cleaned, and left. Easy breezy.
	 Jason B. Chicago, IL	1/27/2021
Jason B. Chicago, IL 1/27/2021
Green Attic Insulation Energy Audit Customer
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I purchased the Energy Audit and I couldn't be happier with the results. After consulting with several different companies about my home's thermal efficiency/heat loss issues, I wasn't satisfied at all. It seems that almost any contractor I talked to just wanted to recommend their own solution, rather than help me accurately diagnose the issues. One company said I needed to spray foam the rim joists (they're a spray foam co.), another said I need to blow cellulose into the wall cavities from the outside of the house (just happens to be their specialty), another individual contractor told me to frame one specific room and use fiberglass batting (I guess that's just what he knows best). You get what you pay for and no free quote is free when all you ever get is a recommendation to do what the company likes to do best. So I decided to pay for an energy audit in an attempt to get an unbiased opinion of the real issues so I could make the best decision and hopefully not waste money doing this piecemeal without a holistic understanding or a good/better/solution. Tim from Green Attic Insulation was incredibly thorough and interactive, showing me every cold spot in the house with a thermal camera, then setup a blower door and showed me again how air was getting in and causing most of the issues. We talked about the basement, the attic, the walls and how his experience with other homes in the area informed his understanding of the issues in my home. That's exactly what you should look for in a contractor, someone who is willing to take a close look, explain the science, give recommendations without getting the work, and follow-up with all results and photos, regardless of further work. You have to pay for that, you can't just hope that you get it from a free quote. Best part: Tim gave me pointers on how to address many of the issues myself since I'm comfortable doing some things myself. I also got quotes for further work if I wanted to take it to the next level after I've addressed the quick wins on my own, and those quotes were very reasonable and competitive.
Ari C. Chicago, IL  	1/8/2021
Ari C. Chicago, IL 1/8/2021
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Another wonderful experience working with Green Attic! After the wonderful job they did on my unit after it flooded, I talked with my board condo association about hiring them to do some work for our building. Green Attic, again, proved to be a big hit! The residents are very pleased with the work that they did. It's always a pleasure to see James and the contractors are so easy to work with. We hope to utilize Green Attic in the future for our building. Thank you guys and Alina!
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Solve Icicles By Preventing Them

Attic insulation can reduce or eliminate icicles entirely depending on the accessibility to air seal and insulate properly.  Get a free estimate from our team of insulation experts.

  • Reduce icicles 
  • Prevent Ice Dams
  • Pay less on your heating & cooling bills
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