Avoid Ice Dams – and Ice Damage – with Help from an Experienced Marion Roofer

While icicles can be beautiful, they can also indicate the formation of ice dams, an expensive problem that may require the assistance of an experienced Marion roofer. Ice dams occur when snow melts, flows to your home’s eaves, and freezes there. This blockage can prevent water from properly draining, causing a backup that can lead to leaks, as well as damage to your roof, ceiling, walls, and insulation. On average, homeowners claim approximately $5,000 per year in water and freezing damage. A good roofer with a firm understanding of proper ventilation, insulation, and drainage can help you avoid these claims.

Perform an Inspection

If you’re concerned about ice dams, you may want to perform a quick visual inspection of your roof. You’ll want to check to ensure that your gutters are clear and that there aren’t any blockages on or near your eaves. If you’re not sure what to look for, you can always call a professional Marion roofer to provide you with a roof inspection.

Take Precautions

Before ice dams have a chance to form on your roof, take a few precautions! You can install an ice/water shield, improve your attic’s insulation, and safeguard your home’s ductwork to decrease heat loss.

Be ready

If you do notice ice dams building up on your roof, the team at Sherriff-Goslin Marion recommends using a product with calcium chloride to melt them. While these products shouldn’t be considered a long-term solution to the problem, they will help you minimize damage to your roof until it can be repaired.

At Sherriff-Goslin in Marion, we’re committed to offering our customers the absolute best roofing services possible. If you’re concerned about your roof’s ability to weather the coming winter, we encourage you to contact us today for help!