Additional resources

A large body of research and guidelines related to ice damming exists, and much of this material is available online. Following is a small selection:

Guidelines for Ventilating Attics and Cathedral Ceilings to Avoid Icings at Their Eaves

Venting of Attics & Cathedral Ceilings

Building Science Digest 135—Ice Dams Science Digest 135

Building Science Insight 046—Dam Ice Dam Science Insight 046

Attic Air Sealing Guide and Details to Attic Air Sealing

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Sealing and Insulating With ENERGY STAR®—Sealing Air Leaks and Adding Attic Insulation

Retrofit Techniques and Technologies: Air Sealing

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