5 Tips to Prevent Ice Dams

From window condensation to water-damaged floors to chipping deck paint, winter can be hard on a house.  This is especially true for the roof, which bears the brunt of the snow, ice, and wind. Knowing how to prevent ice dams and protect your roof will help to extend its life, while keeping your home comfortable and safe.

An ice dam is a band of ice that forms along the eaves of a house. Ice dams are formed when snow melts during the day and then refreezes at night. Dams prevent water from flowing freely off the roof, causing additional water and ice to back up behind the dam. This can cause water leaks and damage to the shingles, ceilings, walls, and more.

However, you can prevent ice dams with a few proactive steps.

How to Prevent Ice Dams 


If ice damming has already caused damage to your roof, ceiling, and walls, The Chuba Company can help! Contact us for an estimate on a new roof.

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