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Icicles: Pretty, but Dangerous

12/12/2022 (Permalink)

Icicles on house Ice dams can cause great damage to your property if not taken care of properly.

Icicles may look pretty on your house, but despite the dangers of the icicle itself, they are a sign that you have ice dams on your roof. Ice dams are the result of ice build-up on the eaves of sloped roofs. They can cause a number of problems if they are not taken care of properly.

Tips on avoiding ice dams and what to do if they form

  • Avoid ice dams by making sure your roof vents are cleared off regularly.
  • Shovel the roof, or hire a company to remove snow 6-8 feet back from the edge.
  • If you find yourself with an ice dam, call us today to ensure proper removal. Do not try to hammer the ice dam or use salt, this can result in damage to your roof.
  • If the ice dam has caused interior damage to the home, give your insurance agent a call to see if your insurance covers ice dam property damage. Then give us a call and we can make it “Like it never even happened.” 

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