Warning Signs of Ice Dams to Be On the Lookout For

It’s important for you to know about these warning signs of ice dams. They can leave a lot of damage in their wake and can be difficult to spot until it is too late. You need to know what to look for, that way, you can minimize the damage these dams can leave behind.

What Is an Ice Dam?

So, what are the signs of ice dams? Well, if upon waking every morning there is an unusual layer of frost on your roof, this can be one sign that there is an ice dam somewhere along the roofline. Is your gutter always full after it has rained? This could also indicate that you have ice dams present because they prevent melting snow from draining away.

How does this happen? When warm air rises up through your home, meets with frigid air outside and then freezes again as it contacts the cold surface on your roof – it forms an impenetrable barrier known as an ice dam. And the only way that an ice dam develops is if your roof is extremely cold – below 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Your Gutters Often Tell the Tale

Do you have gutters along your roof? If so, are they full of ice and snow even after it has rained? If this sounds like you, there’s a good chance that you have ice dams on your roof. If this is the case, it’s likely because ice dams have prevented melting snow from draining away, which can cause water to back up into your home’s gutter system. Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent the formation of ice dams in order to protect your roof and property in general.

It’s important for homeowners to know about these warning signs. Here are some things you should look out for:

Call Us Here at Stanley Exteriors to Help if You Struggle with Ice Dams

When your roof consistently gets ice dams, then call us here at Stanley Exteriors. We can help look at the condition of your roof, plus, we may be able to help avoid them in the future!

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