Why Michigan homes Need Ice & Water Shield

Michigan winters can really test the durability of your home’s roof. That is why we use Pro Grade asphalt shingles that are designed to hold-up against extreme cold and severe precipitation. When it comes to protecting your home winter weather we utilize Ice & Water Shield.

Why Michigan homes Need Ice & Water Shield

What is it?

Ice and water shield is a sheet of rubberized asphalt that strengthens the edges of your roof and makes them more durable to ice that can build up along these edges in the winter. Each sheet has a self-adhering back which works with the rubberized material to seal up nail penetrations in the deck. Without this extra layer of protection, each nail is a potential area for future leaks or deterioration.

Why do I need it?

Ice and water shield create a second layer of protection between your new shingles and the roof’s deck. This secondary layer resides beneath the shingles and works shed water and provide secondary weather protection for severe weather-related issues such as ice dams. Without ice & water shield, ice dams can hold water in place and allow it to damage your roof’s deck.

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Where does it go?

In our commitment to providing the best roofing in Michigan, we have found that for ice & water shield to be most effective it should be installed on the first 6 feet roof next to all of the eaves. We also will install 3 feet of this material to reinforce your roof’s valleys, which are the more likely to experience excess water and ice. The rest of the roof is protected by our Pro Synthetic underlayment.

Trust The Roofing Experts At Pro

Pro is a gutter contractor with more than 14 years of experience with installing beautiful and affordable roof replacement on homes all over Michigan. We also feature an industry-leading warranty meaning you can rest assured knowing we guarantee all aspects of the install. We are based in Ferndale, but we regularly complete roofing projects in places like Detroit, Ann Arbor, West Bloomfield, Metamora, and even Flint!

Pro Home Improvement is dedicated to providing our customers with the best replacement roofs in Michigan. This is why we are sure to utilize ice & water shield on every project. If you would like more information on our roofing services or to schedule a roof estimate, call us today at 888-776-1998.

What Our Roofing Customers Are Saying

  • There are MANY things about Pro Home Improvement, Inc. I would like to hi-lite: 1. Every aspect of the roofing project, from the salesman coming out and measuring the site and showing the products offered, to the work crew actually doing the tear-off and installation, to the office personnel, were EXTREMELY professional and friendly. 2. The cost of the project was very competitive compared to other companies, with very good materials offered. 3. The staff and work crew went well "beyond the call of duty" in their services and ensuring the finished product met ALL of my expectations. 4. The job took two days (due to rain...), so the work crew took extra measures to ensure the home was protected from the rain when they left the job site on that first day. All of my property was kept dry. 5. When the work crew finished the job, they ensured they cleaned up the area prior to leaving the work site. There is absolutely NOTHING that did not meet and/or exceed my expectations from start to finish. I would recommend Pro Home Improvement, Inc. to anyone looking for professional, competitive, and friendly home remodel/repair jobs.

    — Gilbert H in Monroe, MI

  • I had a new window installed in my master bedroom and after it was installed it was still leaking (confirmed it was from the roof) I honestly thought it was the window. I was at my wits-end I had a new roof installed less than 10 years ago and it had done nothing but leak and cause damage to a new finished master bedroom. I went multiple rounds with that company and had no resolution. I felt defeated. That's when Gary called and made a suggestion to come out and take a look at everything for me. Gary is one of the most kindest, polite men I have ever met. Not only did he calm me down from the verge of tears because no matter what I did I could not get a resolution from the previous company. He went above and beyond to make a plan with me. He took the time to talk to me in length and on several occasions to come up with a solution to correct this other companies work. As it turned out it was not only was it my roof that needed to be fixed but there was some siding corrections that needed to happen as well. The crews that came to my home were professional, kind and thorough. Gary even came on installation day to ensure that everything was going as planned. Not to my surprise they ran into a few issues but they quickly evaluated and resolved them and kept me in the loop as to what was happening and what they found. I am so happy it is not everyday that a companies VP will come to do these things for a customer. The new roof was done on April 30th and there has been a few storms since and not one drop of water has come through the roof or window. This is only phase one of things that need to happen at my home. I have two more exterior phases that I will contacting your company for. I cannot thank everyone enough for all they have done. I recommend Pro Home to anyone and everyone.

    — Gloria N in Melvindale, MI