Friday, March 9, 2007
Ice Dams? Mysterious water spots in the ceiling or walls?
ATTENTION MINNESOTA: With the last big snow storm and pending warm weather, melting snow (water) can run down to
the ends of your roof during the day and re-freeze at night at the end of your exterior wall with the un-melted snow (The
soffit area). This is called an ice dam. As water continues to melt during the days it cannot pass over the
dam and runs back up the roof and under the shingles. This can damage your roof shingles, sheathing, the insulation,
and your sheet-rock ceiling. Depending on the size of the damage and amount of water, this can cost several thousand
dollars or more to repair. The good new it is avoidable. If you can remove the first 4-6 feet of snow from your
roof edge, this will minimize the creation of ice dams.
Best of luck and let us know if you need a
new roof, siding or anything else your house needs.