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3 Signs of an Ice Dam on Your Roof

3 Signs of an Ice Dam on Your Roof

If you’re a homeowner and you’re facing a blustery winter filled with snow, you should be on the lookout for any ice dams.

If you’re a homeowner and you’re facing a blustery winter filled with snow, you should be on the lookout for ice dams. Ice dams, which can cause severe roof damage, are not necessarily preventable but can be easy to spot. Fortunately, North Arundel Contracting provides emergency services for homeowners experiencing an ice dam problem. If you experience any of the following signs of an ice dam, get in touch with North Arundel Contracting to figure out your next plan of action to address the issue. All of our contractors are certified in remediation and mitigation.

If You Have Clogged Gutters, You May Develop an Ice Dam

Did you know that clogged gutters can potentially lead to an ice dam developing? Clogged gutters can prevent melting snow from leaving your roof, which can lead to a buildup of water on your roof. This can cause the water to refreeze over and over again, leading to an ice dam on your roof. To help prevent ice dams, always get your gutters cleared on a seasonal basis before any snow hits. If you’re experiencing a potential ice dam and you know that your gutters are already clogged, there’s a good chance that you’re going to need emergency services for your ice dam.

Ice Forming on Your Exterior Walls

An ice dam can lead to ice forming on your exterior walls. This ice can form underneath the vinyl siding on a house or in other nooks and crannies located on the exterior of your home. The reason why? An ice dam causes water to back up on your roof eaves, which can then seep into your exterior walls and lead to ice. If you notice ice forming on your exterior walls, it may be a telltale indication of an ice dam.

Interior Water Damage

Interior water damage can often be due to an ice dam in colder weather. With an ice dam, water damage might typically appear on the second floor ceiling or on second floor interior walls. Since ice dams ultimately lead to water seeping into your home, it’s important to contact North Arundel Contracting for emergency services due to interior water damage or ice dams. 


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