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Ice Damming
Ice Damming is a major problem that can happen to a roof during the winter months when ice and snow accumulate on top of the house. 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. Ice dams form when indoor heating rises through the ceiling into the attic and warms the roof surface. Snow on the heated part of the roof melts and flows down until it meets the part of the roof that is below 32 degrees. At that point, the water freezes into an ice dam. The roof becomes damaged when water backs up behind the dam and, as it sits on the roof, works its way under the roof covering and flows into the attic. From there it can seep through insulation, ceilings, walls and other areas. You can prevent ice dams by retaining a consistent attic temperature. Insulation and ventilation are key components of maintaining the proper conditions in the attic and on the roof deck. Below are some pictures of ice damming that we have came across during the repairing of residential roofs.

 

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