In the last month I have spoken with a handful of clients about ice dams and it felt like every other call to the Home Improvement Show on Newsradio WOOD 1300 has been on the same subject. West MI Morning News even had me on last week for an interview regarding Ice Dams. Click here to listen to the podcast of that interview. In brief written-form here are the essentials you need to know about Ice Dams:
Heat melts snow that travels down to the edge of your roof where cold air refreezes it. The ice piles up and water pools behind the dam. Over time the water works its way under the shingles, through the attic, and into your house. It’s nasty and it’s very common. If you see icicles, an ice dam may be forming.
Causes (In Order of Offense):
Manage the Symptoms: