After a major snowstorm, it’s important to check your roof for signs of ice dam formation. Ice dams form on the edge of your roof and can cause damage to your shingles, gutters and even cause structural damage to your home.
How do ice dams form?
As the snow closest to your roof melts, water will slide down the angle of your roof and freeze upon being exposed to the frigid air. The ice forms at the edge of your roof, which can weigh down your gutters and shingles and potentially pulling them from your home. The angle the dam forms at allows the ice, when melted, to permeate through the roof and through your home, leading to water stains, peeling paint and potential structural damage if the water hits the beams. Outside of your home, fallen ice dams can cause damage to any person or pet who may be standing underneath.
How Can I Prevent Ice Dams from Forming?
Your roof can only handle so much pressure before ice dams and other issues begin to take a toll. A plastic roof rake with rubber wheels can be used to safely remove snow without causing damage to your shingles and removing granules. As you go about shoveling pathways around your home or deck, take your roof rake and remove the snow closest to the edge. You will need to repeat this several times, moving layer by layer.
Professional Ice Dam Removal in Lynn & Peabody, MA
If you have noticed an ice dam forming on your roof and need professional assistance removing it, contact Flannery’s Handymen today! Our team will come to your home and remove the snow and any ice dams from your roof after a storm. We will move efficiently while keeping your roof safe. Flannery’s Handymen can be reached by calling 781-775-9943 or by filling out our online contact form.