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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Ice Dams Are a Major Concern

12/20/2019 (Permalink)

Icicles hanging from roof Icicles may be an indicator of ice dams

The frequently vacillating temperatures of the Dearborn area can be havoc for you roof. Ice dams are a little understood problem that can cause major problems during snowy weather. They form when heated air melts roof snow. The now liquefied snow runs downward to the gutters. Since the unheated gutters are still full of snow and ice. When the water cannot flow into the gutter system, it can seep under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior.

Icicles may be an exterior indicator of an ice dam. Water stains or moisture along the exterior walls or in the attic may be an indication of ice dams and water penetration of the roof membrane. Eliminating the dam as quickly as possible is critical to prevent damage. This can be done with heated roof cables, a roof shovel, or a calcium chloride ice melter.

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