Roof vent install causing crazy ice dams : HomeImprovement


Hey guys-

So 5 years back I bought my house in Montreal and the inspection showed that one of the two 2nd floor bathrooms was just venting into the attic. So after trying for a long time to get a roofer to fix it (no one was interested or would even show up) I did it myself. I installed a 4” vent (similar to https://www.homedepot.ca/product/gaf-master-flow-4-inch-galvanized-goose-neck-vent-black/1001090038). Yay. Fast forward to March and the vent is causing crazy ice dams. What can I do to prevent this happened this year?

Pic https://imgur.com/gallery/il0ZOCQ

It actually got worse than this. This is the area directly below the vent

Edit: I should mention I have another bathroom that vents into a more cylindrical vent a few feet away and it doesn’t seem to cause any issues. I just can’t seem to find any of these vents.



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