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Preventing an Ice Damming!

11/2/2020 (Permalink)

How ice damming occurs How ice damming occurs

ICE DAMMING - An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.

The article put out by www.weather.gov, shows how you can prevent or minimize the chances of getting an ice dam.  We have had some nice warm weather up until now, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Take a look at the article by clicking the link below:

http://www.weather.gov/grr/roofIceDams

By installing extra insulation in your attic, adding roof cables to your soffits and gutters and making sure your gutters and downspouts are cleared you can help keep yourself and your home out of the path of water damaged ceilings, walls, floors or even flooded basements.  

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