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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Excessive Icicle Or Ice Damming Formation

Article Number

2.9

Condition

EXCESSIVE ICICLE OR ICE DAMMING FORMATION

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Attics should be provided with sufficient ventilation (if designed to include ventilation), air sealing and thermal insulation, and roofs should have adequate eaves protection to minimize ice damming and icicle formation.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials

Action

Where icicle or ice damming development can be related to a defect in the attic ventilation, eaves protection, thermal insulation, and air leakage from the interior or other workmanship-related concerns, the defects shall be corrected to minimize ice build-up.

Remarks

Icicle formation can pose a hazard to building users. Some regions are more susceptible to icicle formation than others. Where water, snow or ice can accumulate on a building, provision shall be made to minimize the likelihood of hazardous conditions arising from such accumulation.

  

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