Icicles may be pretty, but they could be causing damage to your Colorado roof!

Ice Damming

As fall turns into winter Colorado roofs may have some of those oh so pretty icicles start showing up.  This is caused by snowfall on the roof that melts due to the heat.  The water will now run down the slope to the eaves where there is no trapped heat and freeze again.  Overtime and repetition of the snow melting can form large icicles along the eaves.  These beautiful icicles become a concern when the ice backs up onto the roof and underneath the shingles.  This eventually will lead to a leak.  Water can also flow into your gutters, but freeze and stay there weighing your gutters down and trapping more snow and water in the future storms.

What can a homeowner do to prevent icicles and ice damming from forming?

The best way to aid in preventing ice damming is to ensure you have adequate insulation and attic ventilation.  This will keep the roof from getting too hot and melting the accumulated snow.  Roof Worx provides free roof inspection, so give us a call and we can evaluate your roof. Your Denver Roofing expert.