What is an ice dam?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that typically forms along the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off of the roof. Ice dams can also form around skylights, vents, and anywhere two inclined sides of the roof meet (i.e., valleys). Poor insulation and lack of adequate ventilation in the attic space causes the roof deck to heat up and melt the snow above. When it does, the water (AKA melted snow) flows down the roof and gets backed-up behind the dam with nowhere to drain off. Not only does this pool of water eventually refreeze into more ice (and continue to grow in size), but in the meantime the water can work its way under the shingles (or other roofing material). At this point, the water can leak into the home or building, and quickly cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other internal parts of the structure.
DONT LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!
Improper Dry Out Of a wet foyer, damaged by an ice dam
Above: A dry wall? Look again
moisture (seen in purple) still remains trapped in the wall unseen…
The previous contractor said it was dry – until We proved them wrong
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This could of caused all kinds of unwanted Health problems,
not to mention time, stress “MONEY”!!!