If you’re no stranger to snow, then an ice dam on your roof is a dangerous seasonal possibility.
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. From gutter damage to unintended injuries, an ice dam can spell disaster. Fortunately, ice dams can be easily mitigated if you take steps to prevent them from forming or remove them as soon as they start to form.
This series of posts is designed to help you do just that. In them, we’ll cover the following topics:
How and where ice dams form: It all has to start somewhere, and the conditions needed to create an ice dam are actually pretty unique. We’ll take a deeper look at what it takes to make an ice dam and the areas of your house where you’re most likely to see them.
- How and Where Ice Dams Form: Ice dams happen in certain conditions–and they’re more likely to form on some homes than others. Learn if yours is at risk.
- Understanding the danger of ice dams: This post will take a deeper look as to why ice dams are bad for both the interior and exterior of your home.
- How to prevent an ice dam from forming: What can you do to reduce an ice dam from forming on your property? We’ll share some helpful tips in this post.
- How to remove an ice dam from your home: Despite your best efforts, ice dams can still form. In this post, we’ll cover how to get rid of them safely and efficiently.
Ready to learn how to protect your home from ice dams? Then let’s get started now.