Ice dams are caused by non-uniform roof surface temperatures. When there is heat loss, snow cover and fluctuating outside temperature, there is a risk of ice dams forming. Here are a few ways to help with ice dam prevention:
- Remove snow from your roof, especially if you start to see icicles forming.
- Check your attic or rafter space for adequate insulation.
- Make sure your roof system has good ventilation for appropriate ice dam prevention.
- Make sure all penetrations through your ceiling are sealed and insulated.
By doing some prevention, this could help to avoid any insurance claims and costly repairs on your home. Contact a local roofing contractor that you trust if you need help or suggestions on keeping your home free from ice dams or for prevention help.