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The Dangers of Ice Dams To Your Roof

The Dangers of Ice Dams To Your Roof

Ice dams are sheets of ice that can form at the edge of your roof and cause serious damage to your roof. Ice dams are most commonly caused by snow storms during the winter months, so as the temperature continues to drop here in Maryland, it’s important to know the dangers of ice dams to your roof.

The Dangers of Ice Dams To Your Roof

Ice dams are a big danger to your roof because they block water from being able to drain off your roof. This can lead to a significant amount of water backup, which can lead to leaking and water damage. This damage can include rotted wood and stains on your ceiling, warped floors, peeled paint, mold, etc. Water damage isn’t the only problem that can and will arise in the event of your roof developing an ice dam. Ice dams can loosen your shingles, and even tear off your gutters. 

There are many things that you can do as a homeowner in the event of an ice dam. For instance, you can use a roof rake to safely remove the snow from your roof. If you are experiencing leaks in your attic, use a box fan to freeze the water’s path.

For more long-term solutions, you may want to consider adding more insulation to your attic or improving the ventilation of your roof.

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