How to Prevent Ice Dams from Damaging Your Home

Many homeowners in the Chicagoland area are currently experiencing a problem with ice dams forming on their homes. These occur when heavy snow on your roof begins to melt but then freezes again as it reaches the edge of your roof. As more snow begins to melt, it is stopped by the ice that has formed at the edge and then refreezes, adding to the problem.

Ice dams are extremely damaging to roofs and gutters but can also damage insulation and drywall in attics and can lead to the formation of dangerous mold spores if they are left untreated. In the following article by Bob Formisano at About.com, you can learn more about ice dams including how to prevent them, and, more importantly, how to remove them without causing further damage to your home.

If ice dams have formed on your home, give us a call. The experts at Baltic Exteriors can inspect your roof and gutters for damage that may be covered by your homeowners insurance. We can also provide you with a free estimate for any necessary repair work.

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