During the winter months, snow accumulates on our roofs and a cycle of melting and freezing occurs. Seem harmless? Not so much.
This process can cause the formation of an ice dam. An ice dam forms at the edge of your roof and keeps melting snow from draining. The water gets backed up behind the ice dam and can cause serious damage to your roof and other areas of your home like walls and ceilings.
The first step in eliminating potential damage from ice dams is to contact a professional service to schedule an appointment and have them come look at your roof. We never recommend that you attempt to remove the snow or ice from your roof yourself as it can put you at risk for personal injury, as well as further destruction of your property.
To help prevent the build-up of future ice dams, you may want a roofing company to make sure that your ceiling is air tight. This will keep warm air from escaping to the attic, which can cause snow to melt on your roof and contribute to the ice dam and water build-up. You may also want to consider adding additional insulation to your ceiling. All of this can be done easily with the help of a professional roofing company. Also, it is important to note that gutters don’t cause ice dams. However, left unaddressed, ice dams can carry over into your gutters and cause damage to them as well.
For more information or a free quote on your roof repairs, contact Robbins Roofing. We have more than 60 years combined experience in the Oklahoma area. If you chose Robbins Roofing, you are choosing quality craftsmanship and great service. Also, you can find us on Facebook.