Ice dams are a common problem for homeowners in the wintertime. They can be very dangerous and need to be prevented so they do not damage your roof or allow moisture inside. Here is a blog going over the ice dam fact sheet that will tell you everything you need to know about ice dams.
An ice dam forms on your roof due to poor drainage in the winter. Snow and ice build up on the roof, putting extra pressure and weight on one area. Ice can get trapped under the shingles and cause damage to the roof. This exposes your home to a leaky roof and may even cause part of your roof to collapse under the weight.
There are several steps you can take to protect your home and roof from damage due to ice dams.
If you are unsure whether or not you have ice dams, you can take a look at your icicles. If they are not trapping water behind them, you probably do not have ice dams. You can also check for water stains or moisture in your attic to know if water is getting through the roof, which can be caused by ice dams. Don’t hesitate to turn to GW Savage for assistance.