Reducing Ice Dams in Wellesley, MA
Karim was living in his Wellesley MA home for a few years, the house was built in the 60s, and it was poorly insulated. Any home built more than 5 years ago is likely not insulated to today's standards. Every winter, Karim had to deal with ice dams. Last winter, Karim decided to call Dr. Energy Saver.
We assessed Karim's home and discovered that the attic was causing most of the ice dam problem. To reduce ice dams, we began by removing Karim's old insulation, which unfortunately attracted some critters. Critters love fiberglass! After all that dirty fiberglass was removed, we sealed the attic by installing can light covers and a stair hatch cover. Lastly, we blew in cellulose insulation, a material that is critter resistant!
Now Karim's attic is properly insulated, critter free, and his ice dams will be greatly reduced next winter.