How to Protect Roof from Ice Dam?

Ice dams are formed on the roof in the winter season due to heavy snowfall. The ice dam must be check and monitor or it can cause heavy damage to the roof, home and your pocket as it forms at the edge of a roof under certain wintertime conditions. An ice dam can damage to the gutter system and pull down the gutters and downspouts.

When an ice dam gets big enough, melted water backs up behind it and seeps underneath the shingles. The water saturation on the roof can lead to ice dam formation and can harm the ceilings, exterior walls beneath the eave and to the home wall paints.

If the ice dam breaks free, it can pull shingles and gutters off with it, and it will damage anything it falls on like the tree, plants, vehicles, shrubs, windowsills, cars, pets, and walking by people. There are many companies in Gold Coast who offer Roof Cleaning Services to maintain the gutters and stay away from water problems in all seasons.

Clogged gutters are the main reason ice dam formation on the roof. The gutter system gets clogged due to tree leaves, debris, seeds, and twigs. If the gutter is not cleaned, then the water gets saturated on the roof and can penetrate inside the home causing damage to the architecture, structure and wood to rot.

Ice dams build up when the snow melts on the roof, causing water to run down and freeze at the roof’s edge where temperatures go down in the winter season. To overcome the ice dam problem install Leaf Guard on the gutter system that will keep the gutters free flowing and debris free.

When the gutters guard are installed on the gutters, then no need to maintain and regularly clean the gutters climbing the ladder. The gutter guard will avoid water damage, ice dam formation and keeps the gutter system, roof and home clean and dry.


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