Aaagh! Heating Bills! In Calgary’s harsh winters, keeping in that precious heat in your home will provide substantial savings on your heating bills. Heat pockets add to your heating bills. They can create major problems as well, destroying the integrity of your roof and walls, if left untouched.
Heat escaping causes a variety of headaches. These include the sound of your heater ‘whirring’ longer than it needs to, spending more on additional heat to replace what is being lost, to ice dams developing on the edge of your roof. Pin-pointing the exact location of heat loss canbe tough. What can you do to check for any major heat leaks?
Some of the major leaks can be easily spotted during winter. Check out your roof: Are there areas on your roof where there’s snow, and other that are bare? The culprit can be found in the areas where there is no snow. When neglected for long periods of time, heat pockets can create larger problems. Melted snow can trickle down to the areas more insulated on your roof and can either refreeze or become trapped. This cycle of snowfall melting and damming can create a well of sitting water on the top of your roof.
These are called ice dams.When left long enough, they degrade the integrity of your roof. They eventually seep into newly-developed cracks. Your insulation becomes wet and develops mold. Your drywall rots and an even larger amount of heat escapes from your home. This develops into a series of much larger problems for your home.
While it may have that ‘Christmas home’ look, identifying large icicles hanging from your roof is a clear indication that you have an ice dam on your hands. If you’d like to learn more about what ice dams are and what they are all about, you can check out this post that we’ve made here a while back.
So what, then, is the solution? Let Renoteck handle it. Renoteck uses a thermal imaging camera allowing them to find any hot spots on your roof. They will pin-point the area in which heat escapes your roof with staggering accuracy.
Does your roof have this this problem? Don’t want it to get out of hand? Head over to our contact page and get started on fixing your roof today!