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Ice Dam Damage and Preventative Tips

12/21/2020 (Permalink)

A somewhat common cause of water damages during the winter is ice dams. Ice dam build-up on a roof can cause water to pool behind it and leak into your home. 

Three ways ice dams can damage your property:

  1. Heat collects in the attic and warms the roof, except at the eaves.
  2. Snow melts on the warm roof and then freezes on the cold eaves.
  3. Ice accumulates along the eaves, forming a dam. Melted water from the warm roof backs up behind it, flows under the shingles, and into the house.

It is important to take preventative measures before the problem arises. Here are some ice dam prevention tips to consider: 

  • Add insulation in your attic. 
  • Remove attic heat sources. 
  • Insulate attic access doors. 
  • Check the exhausts.
  • Check flashing around the chimney. 

If water damage has impacted your home or business, please call SERVPRO of Licking County at 740-587-0938. Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your home or company safe.

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