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Posted by: Chris Laney on March 5, 2019
Winters in Northern Indiana bring about large amount of heavy snow and ice. As the winter weather gathers on your home's rooftop, ice dams can begin to form as a result of poor insulation and ventilation.
Ice dams form when a roof is warm enough to melt the lower level of snow on the roof, causing the melted water to flow until it reaches an eave or a pitch. Since this area of your roof is not exposed to the sunlight it remains cool – the perfect place for the water to re-freeze. Eventually, this causes a mound of ice gathered in the corner of your roof.
With enough ice buildup comes a big problem when the ice begins to melt. The water can begin to seep underneath the shingles of your roof, and eventually into the insulation and interior of your home. This could just be the beginning of the trouble – if an ice dam breaks free, it can pull down shingles and even gutters, taking anything in its path down with it.
The best way to remove an ice dam from your roof is to avoid one completely. However, this is not always possible – and once an ice dam is formed, dealing with an existing problem becomes priority number one.
If your home has already been hit by the effects of an ice dam, and water damage has creeped into your attic, the water restoration team at Water Out is ready to help restore your home back to normal. Our skilled and trained crews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help with emergency services, and will respond within 60 minutes of your initial phone call.
While water damage can be frustrating, don't let it before more of a problem than necessary. Call the professionals at Water Out today and let us deal with the clean up.
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