Design Advice by Heidi Condon

Keep that roof cold! To avoid ice dams after such a brutal winter, consider using foam insulation between the rafters and any exposed soffits at the roof plate, so the roof does not go through freeze and thaw phases where water can built-up under snow on the roof, and creep up under the shingles- Spray foam in more costly up front, but worth it over the long haul.

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