Why Ice Dam Removal Is Important
Winter is coming! The temperature drop of fall is setting in, and it will continue to decrease as the Twin Cities area makes its way into winter.
When the temperature sits below freezing, the chance of ice dams increases, which can cause significant damage to your home. So, if ice dams form on the roof of your home, removal is the most prudent choice, and here’s why!
How Do Ice Dams Form?
Before we get into the importance of removing ice dams, we must first take a look at how they form.
When the temperature drops below freezing, precipitation will change from rain to snow. When snow falls on top of your roof, your chances of an ice dam forming will increase.
If your roof isn’t properly ventilated or insulated, ice dams can occur easily. As we all know, heat rises. In the winter, when your heating elements are working full-time, heat can escape to your ceiling.
When the snow has accumulated on your roof and your attic sits at a temperature above freezing, it will cause the snow to melt and begin to run to the edges of your roof where your gutters sit. This melted snow will accumulate on the edges and freeze again. Repeat this process a few times, and you’ll have a full-fledged ice dam on your roof.
Why Should You Remove Ice Dams?
Ice dams can cause a serious amount of damage to your home. It may also be harder to repair parts of your house in your winter since the harsh conditions make it difficult and dangerous.
When an ice dam forms, there’s a likely chance that moisture will seep underneath your shingles, causing water damage to your roof.
Furthermore, if water does seep into your shingles, it can drip down into your attic, causing even more water damage to your insulation and interior ceiling.
Ice dams also pose a potential hazard. If an ice dam is big enough, it can break and fall off your roof, pulling shingles and other parts of your roof with it.
Additionally, ice dams can damage parts of your home, including windows and doors. In a worst-case scenario, ice buildup related to the dam can break off and cause harm to you, your pets, or your vehicles!
Contact Timberline Roofing & Contracting for Ice Dam Removal
Do you have an ice dam forming on your roof and want it removed? Contact Timberline Roofing & Contracting! Our professional roofers are certified to remove ice dams with special equipment and superior knowledge. Additionally, we can also assist you with storm damage repair along with window and siding work as well!
Get a free quote today or give us a call at 612-284-5329 for fast help!