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Ice dams

12/18/2020 (Permalink)

Ice dams can be damaging to your roof, eaves, and even cause water to back up under shingles and in to your home. This can happen when snow melts from the warmer top portion of your roof and runs towards the colder eave, where it freezes. Heavy snow can worsen this effect, as it will hold the warmer air under the snow layer and allow the ice to accumulate. How can you prevent this problem?

1) Keep your gutters clean

2) Make sure heat sources to the attic are blocked and that there is ventilation allowing cold air to circulate in to the attic space

3) Insulate the space between the living space and attic

4) Clean heavy snow off of the roof with a roof rake

5) Install electric heat cable in a "z" pattern along your roof line

Always know, that should you have a problem, SERVPRO of East Ha,Liston Fairfield is ready to help!

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