How Ice Dams Can Damage Your Roof

July 10, 2019

How Ice Dams Can Damage Your Colorado Roof

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.

Over time, 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, freeze, and stay there – weighing your gutters down and trapping more snow and water in the future storms.

What Can You Do To Prevent Icicles And Ice Dams?

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.

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