Ice Dam Solutions in RI and MA
An ice dam is a thick ridge of ice that forms along the outer-edge of a roof, just before it drops off. Ice dams prevent melting snow from draining off the roof properly. The subsequent water build up often leads to leaks, which causes water damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, etc. There are several steps you can take for ice dam prevention, but if you already have one forming on your roof, you should contact a professional. Skyview Exteriors offers expert ice dam removal services across Rhode Island and Massachusetts. We provide personalized ice dam solutions to safely and efficiently remove them from your home. We can also help determine the cause of the ice dams and help you take measures to prevent them from forming in the future.
How does an ice dam form?
Before you contact us for ice dam solutions, you should know why this phenomenon occurs. When an attic doesn’t have proper ventilation, heat from inside the home rises and warms the underside of the roof. While the majority of the roofs surface begins to heat up, the edges/overhangs remain cold. Snow melts, but as it reaches the edges of the roof, it re-freezes. As more snow melts from the roof and freezes at the edge, an ice dam is formed.
Once the ice dam is there, it won’t allow water to run off of your roof. Instead, melted snow will pool up behind the ice dam and start seeping through your shingles. From there, water could potentially wreak havoc on your home. If you notice an ice dam forming on your roof, call us as soon as possible. Our ice dam solutions could potentially save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
Ice Dam Removal Near Me
You should never try to remove an ice dam yourself. Standing on a slippery roof in the winter is better left to professionals. Even professionals get hurt occasionally. Skyview Exteriors employs licensed and insured, well-trained experts. We have over 14 years of experience in the business and the best safety equipment available. Our ice dam removal jobs generally only take one to two hours, including any necessary snow removal. We also offer ice dam solutions that prevent it from occurring again. Get a home inspection to identify factors that may be causing ice dams to form on your roof. Then, get a recommended course of action to solve the issue. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
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Ice Dam Prevention
Ice dam prevention is an important aspect of keeping your roof in good condition and protecting your home from water damage. The first step is inspecting your attic. You’ll never have an air-tight attic, but plug up as much airflow from lower levels of the house into the attic as possible. Consider increasing insulation as well. You can also install vents in your attic to flush out the warm air that causes rapid snow-melt. Don’t resort to installing heating cables. Call Skyview Exteriors to get a full inspection and consultation regarding ice dam prevention and ice dam removal.
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