Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
Every winter in Pennsylvania is accompanied by strong winds and snow. Enough snow to cover your entire roof, which can be a love-hate relationship.
The snow eventually melts and turns into ice dams, which may make your home look petty. While many of you see no issues with ice dams, they can actually be a threat to your roof.
Below, we define what ice dams are, explain how damaging they can be to your roof, and the different alternatives you could take to prevent them from forming.
Simply defined, ice dams are ridges of ice hanging along your roof. Furthermore, they most likely occur during winter after a snowstorm.
When the heat in your home rises to your ceiling, the snow on your roof melts. Eventually, the water dripping reaches your eaves which is where the water slowly turns into ice dams, as it's a colder region.
Surprisingly, ice dams can severely damage your roof in different ways. When melting, some water might seep through your attic which causes water damage such as mold and mildew. Additionally, that water could loosen your shingles.
Then the extra weight added from the ice dams to your gutters could tear them off which would cause significant damage.
However, it’s not the end of the world. There are different alternatives you can do to prevent ice dams from forming along your roof.
Pinnacle Exteriors is skilled to replace roofs during winter months, which requires a different alternative due to the low climate.
If you feel concerned about your roof, don’t hesitate to reach out at 1-877-954-6473 for one of our roofing professionals to assess your roof and discuss the best option.
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