An Ice Problem
I read that the attic could be unbalanced, causing the snow to enter. Not sure why I have ice formation. I was wondering if I needed more soffit ventilation? Is there a certain spacing, like every so many feet? I have a two-story house that has six soffit vents on the back of the house and none on the front. The builder put two vented windows that have louvers with screen behind, one in the attic space above the garage and one at the other end of the house. Do you not put soffit vents on the front of homes?
I have another problem. I have had ice damming problems in the front of the house for the last 14 years. There is a downspout from the roof which has no soffit ventilation. Granted, the underhang is only 3 feet, but could that cause the ice? The valley that runs into that downspout is above part of our garage. Its floor is uninsulated; the walls to the inside rooms are insulated.
Any suggestions you might make would be greatly appreciated. I have fought water in the attic and ice dams for years.
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