The sometimes artistically formed hump of ice on the edges of your roof during the winter season is known as ice dams. Especially in the Massachusetts area, when the temperature and snow levels during the winter time are pretty high. Although they may look “cool” and beautiful to the to “eyes,” they can be both dangerous to the people around and be damaging to the structure of your home, inside and out. It is highly recommended to call on Roofing Experts to remove them as it can be quite dangerous.
Ice dams are the product of the interaction between outside temperature during winter, snow cover, and heat loss through the poorly insulated ceiling of your home.
The water normally moves downward between the layer of snow until it reaches the edges of the roof known as eaves. Once it reaches the eaves of the roof, it will gradually freeze flourishing into a mound of ice or ice dams as it is commonly known.
Understanding how they are formed and the potential injuries and damages it may bring is not enough to prevent such incidents. That is why outlined below are some of the quick fixes and tips to deal with these build ups on your roof and quick ways to remove them.
The ones outlined above are considered immediate solutions when dealing with ice dams on your property. Since it is only a quick fix, ice dams will still continue to form, unless permanent solutions are applied. Given that the winter can be quite brutal in Massachusetts and removing ice dams or dealing with other problems that may arise on your roof, can be very problematic for homeowners. In view of such fact, it would be best for you to call a professional contractor in Masachusetts like South Shore Roofing to resolve your problems with ice dams, either at home or at your workplace. You can contact us here.
Check out this video of ice dams in Western Massachusetts from WWLP-22NEws