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Ice Dams Can Be a Serious Risk in the Winter

Ice Dams Can Be a Serious Risk in the Winter

Ice doesn’t just cause a slipping hazard on your roof. It can also lead to the formation of ice dams, which can be dangerous. These occur when snow toward the top of your roof melts and freezes again near the eaves due to attic heat. This can block melting snow and ice from flowing into your gutters and cause it to seep under your roof, raising the risk of water damage and mold growth. These blockages can also ruin your gutters and cause roof shingles to become loose.


How You Can Prevent Ice Dams

How You Can Prevent Ice Dams

The presence of ice dams almost always indicates problems with your attic’s insulation or ventilation, or air leaks from the ceilings into the attic. The dams themselves pose a danger should they break off from the eaves, and they can also deteriorate your home’s exterior and the attic. Preventing them not only maintains the home’s structural integrity, but improves its energy efficiency.


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