Steps to Take When Seeing an Ice Dam

While its true that the weather has been heating up considerably (about time!) there’s a chance there are still a few winter dangers lingering around your home. The one we’re going to focus on in this post is ice dams. Ice dams form when water from melting snow re-freezes at the edge of your roof line. That’s why it’s an important issue for this time of the season since there’s a lot of melting snow. Ice dams are harmful because they can trap water on your roof instead of allowing it to drain naturally. And this can lead to damaged roofs and leaks and generally things you should try and avoid.

There are some fairly easy steps to follow if you see an ice dam forming. First, you should make sure your downspouts are clear so that your gutters are able to do their job. And you can also remove snow from your roof (or have it removed) which will help prevent ice dams altogether.

For a more in depth guide on ice dams and how to deal with them you should visit the section Travelers dedicated to the problem here.