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What Is Ice And Water Shield And Do I Need It On My Roof?

February 16th, 2012 by admin

With the Georgia winters becoming more unpredictable with snow and ice accumulations, the value of having Ice and Water Shield installed on your roof becomes very important.  Your Cumming roofer, Cornerstone, is experienced in the installation of this optional yet highly recommended product.

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Ice and Water Shield is a sticky and rubberized product that is applied to the first three to six feet of your roof decking.  It starts at the eaves edge and goes back several feet protecting up to the final six-feet of your roof’s edge where snow and ice buildup and accumulate the most. Ice and Water Shield is also applied in the roof valleys and roof protrusions, such as chimneys, pipes, vents and skylights, for optimal protection.

Cumming Roofer Provides Free Inspections

If you are thinking of putting on a new roof, or replacing an old one, call our Georgia roofers for a free roofing estimate. Ice and Water Shield is a critical new component to a roofing system subject to cold weather, ice and snow. This product forms a strong barrier to water, ice and snow and is applied directly to the roof decking, beneath the underlayment and shingles.

Cornerstone Roofing Installs Ice And Water Shield

Use Ice and Water Shield where snow and ice tend to build up such as around venting, skylights, flashing and other areas where there may be an opening for rain or melting snow and ice to find its way into the structure of your house. An added benefit to the use of Ice and Water Shield is that it is a flexible membrane that seals around any nails that are used to complete your roofing job. It can be used under all standard asphalt roof coverings, as well as cedar, metal, tile or slate roofs.

Call Cornerstone Roofing today for a free roof inspection and to discuss any roofing plans or concerns that you may have.

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