Standard roofing risks ice dams. Ice dams happen in areas of the world that experience freezing temperatures and significant snowfall. See, when the temperature in an attic is above freezing, snow on a roof melts. Then, it runs down the sloping roof. When it gets to the eaves and gutters that are colder, it refreezes. Then, with this cycle of melting and freezing, the ponding water can back up under typical shingles. The ice is a slow, but powerful force that can cause water to enter the attic. Plus, when it melts, it means water damage.
Endureed Is Different
Endureed’s installation technique differs from many installations of traditional shingled roofing. First, when our roofs are installed, metal eave drip edges are installed. See, these flashings are installed below an underlayment and fastened to the roof sheathing. Then, self-adhering, waterproof underlayment goes on top. The entire roof is covered with this waterproof membrane. Our synthetic thatch shingles go over the top of this waterproof membrane.
Also, synthetic thatch roofs don’t generally utilize gutters. Water flows right off the roof into dripline trenches. Then, these trenches collect and infiltrate rainwater from the rooftop instead. Gutters are a major source of ice dams. So, not only do our roofs utilize a metal drip edge and waterproof membrane to keep the decking dry all the way around the roof, but the nature of the roofing vastly reduces the risk of ice dams.
We really feel that our roofing systems are superior to other systems in so many ways. We know you’ll love Endureed synthetic thatch.
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