Do I Need an Ice and Water Shield for My Roof?

If you’re a homeowner in towns like Uxbridge or Medway, MA, you know the weather can be unpredictable and wild. For this, it’s important to add an ice and water shield to protect your roofing system. By having a roofing underlayment system, you can avoid the following water problems in your home:

  • Ice dams
  • Leaks
  • Wind-driven rain
  • Flowing water
  • And other problems

By using an ice and water shield, you’ll be able to protect your roof from these issues in the upcoming New England winter. The following are some benefits when your use a water and ice shield as a roofing underlayment:

  • Protects in high temperatures
  • Seals around nails
  • Easy to apply and sticks effectively
  • Prevents excess water from ice dams from penetrating your home’s roof
  • Offers dual barrier protection
  • Won’t crack or dry up
  • Ends leaks near flashing areas (valley, vents, etc.)

You can use ice and water shields in re-roofing projects or new home construction. It is typically used in problem areas, but can be used for an entire roof for additional protection. If your home has roof issues, this can end up leading to other problems for your home. Using a roof underlayment system, like an ice and water shield, is a great way to protect your home. If you are interested in our roofing services or for more information, contact Nor’Easter Roofing today at 508-667-3278.