What Are Ice Dams?
An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Figure 1 shows a cross section of a home with an ice dam.
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can you Remove An Ice Dam Yourself?
The short answer is yes.
3 Steps To Eliminating An Ice Dam:
- Shovel off snow close to ledge
- Use shovel or pick to clear the ice by the ledge
- use ice melting chemicals to prevent future build up (this is a short term solution)
The only long term solution is to have proper insulation so the roof won’t reach temperatures capable of creating Ice dams. That’s where we come in!