With unseasonably warm weather approaching and snow on our roofs it’s the perfect storm for ice dam formation. Ice dams form as melting snow freezes at the edge of a roof causing future melting to backup through the roof shingles and into the building!
Ice dams can form with as little as one inch of snow and can cause severe damage to homes and damage insulation resulting in more dam problems!To prevent ice dam and insurance claims, be sure your home is properly insulated and that your roof is properly ventilated. If you can do it safely, keeping your roof clear of snow is also a great idea.
For more tips on combating ice damming follow this link courtesy of UMASS.