Ice dams are a relatively common problem faced by homeowners during the winter months. Typically, ice dams form when the surface of your roof is an uneven temperature — this can be due to poor insulation, for instance. Snow and ice melt before refreezing when it reaches the edge of your roof, creating a wall of ice that grows progressively taller. When ice dams form, they can damage your property’s gutters, cause leaks, and loosen your shingles. These issues can lead to further damage within your home, including warped floors, peeling paint, and saggy ceilings. Unsure how to prevent ice dams and keep your roof safe? Contact us for guidance.
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