Protecting Your Home From Ice Dams
An ice dam is the ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof which prevents melting snow from draining properly. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into the home and cause damage to walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Ice dams form when there’s an escape of heat into the attic or roof space. This heat builds up and melts the snow laying on your roof. As the melted snow runs to the cold edge of the roof and with freezing temps – that’s when ice dams form.
To help protect your home, here are the top facts and misconceptions surrounding ice dams.
Ice Dams Can Form Even When There Is No Snow On Your Roof
It takes very little actual moisture to form ice dams. Even a dusting of snow can accumulate enough moisture to create the ice dams. Thick snow, however, yes, will create ice dams more quickly. Surprisingly, your gutters do not play a major role in the creation of ice dams. If you have gutters, they will serve as a foundation for the ice dams, but if you don’t have gutters, the ice dam simply builds on the cold edge of your roof.
Steam Is The Best Way To Remove Ice Dams
Before you hurt yourself on a slippery ladder and icy roof, call the professionals at Quality Ensure for ice dam removal. We don’t rely on just hammers and hatchets in pursuit of removing ice dams – that is dangerous and can cause damage to your roof and gutters. We utilize the safest and more efficient methods of steam. The steam safely melts away the dams without damaging the exterior of your home or business.
It’s our guarantee to provide professional pressure washing, paint, and handyman services for all our customers. With years of experience, we’ve worked on small repairs and big renovations. Customer satisfaction is our no. 1 priority along with the safety of your home, business, family, and customers.
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