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If your home is located in a state that goes through winter, you must at one point have noticed icicles forming around your roof. While they can look pretty, they are absolutely bad for the overall health of your roof. If there are icicles on forming on your roof, this means you will also have to check for ice dam build up — a nightmare for many homeowners.The term ice dam is actually not too common and it isn’t peculiar for a homeowner to have never heard of it. However, they do happen frequently enough during winter that they can cost the country an estimated total of $500 million in property damage annually.
So what is an ice dam exactly? Basically, this is water that has frozen, melted, and refrozen around the edges of a roof, forming into a thick and destructive barrier preventing proper drainage of water. These are caused by melting snow building up on your roof usually because of the typical home’s heating system.
Ice dams can be costly roofing nightmares but they can be prevented with the right measures. Prevention is much better than the cure and is a lot cheaper as well. When Hurricane Sandy slammed NY many people learned this lesson the hard way. We really believe everyone should hire a professional roofing expert in NY to check out your roof for you before the big storm hits and it’s too late. It’ll save you time and money.
Royal Roofing would like to thank the Woodside Community Center (50-19 Broadway Woodside, NY 11377) for all the help they provide local contractors and homeowners alike.