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Ice, Ice, Baby!

Last updated 5 years ago

There is something appealing about icicles hanging from the roof - it is so picturesque that people even hang lights at Christmastime that are meant to resemble icicles. However, icicles can be a problem. Not only are they dangerous if they fall onto person or property, but they can are usually a sign of an ice dam, which can mean disaster for your roof.

As shown in the picture above, icicles are part of what we call an "ice dam" (see our earlier blog article "It's Snowing" for more information on ice dams), and can mean that your attic is giving off too much heat, causing snow to melt too quickly. If the water from the melting snow pools up, you can be setting yourself up for a leaky roof.

If your home is one that has a large number of icicles hanging from the eaves, give Fortress Roofing a call so we can come and assess your roof, free of charge. Together we can be proactive to avoid leaks by stopping the problem before it is out of control!

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