An ice dam on your roof can cause significant damage to your home and put you at risk for injury and liability. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not recognize the signs of an ice dam until it is too late. If you know what to look for, you can proactively have ice dams removed before they damage your roof or cause an injury.
An ice dam is an accumulation of ice at the edge of the roof that prevents water from escaping or draining as it should. Even in freezing temperatures, the sun and warmth from the home can melt snow on the roof that requires efficient run-off. When an ice dam is present, it can trap that water. This can lead to shingle or roof damage, water seepage into the home, gutter damage and water or mold damage inside the home. It can also create giant icicles that can fall and injure you, your family or visiting guests.
Recognizing Signs of an Ice Dam
Ice dams can form quickly and once they are in place, may need removal to prevent damage to your home. If you know what to look for, you can recognize the formation and have it removed before it causes damage. Some of the early signs include:
- Icicles are forming at the edge of the roof or gutter
- There is ice between the roof and gutters
- Ice is forming on the exterior walls of the house
- You notice ice coming through the soffit
In addition, any leaking inside the home around windows or doors or through the roof may mean you have an ice dam that is already causing damage. It is essential to have this problem addressed quickly before it has more dire consequences for your home.
Efficient Ice Dam Removal
If you notice signs of an ice dam, it is vital to have it removed without doing any destruction to your home or causing injury to yourself. RTD Ice Dam Removal uses professional equipment and trained technicians to remove ice dams safely and quickly, helping prevent further damage to your home. You can call our office 24-hours a day for same-day or next-day service when you need immediate ice dam removal. We are your local ice dam experts, so give us a call at the first sign of an ice dam on your home or business.