If there’s one major roofing concern during winter in Wisconsin, it is ice dams and the many issues they cause. These ice formations that settle at the edge of your roofing system can do significant roof damage. While you may regard them as non-threatening effects of the cold weather, the truth is they can be very harmful to your home. Ice dams happen for many reasons and are usually not the result of a faulty roof or improper roof installation. The main reasons for ice dams are poor ventilation, inadequate insulation, and a build-up of debris in your gutters and sitting up on top of your roof, so as you can see, ice dam prevention is possible.
Our Team from 1-800-RITE-ROOF are the expert when it comes to ice dam prevention and damage repair. Since 1996, 1-800-RITE-ROOF has been solving ice damming problems by improving ventilation, installing proper levels of insulation and we also have systems for gutters including a heated gutter cap system that melts ice dams with electric heat. We have many solutions for homeowners in the Milwaukee and Waukesha areas where there are many older homes. With proper maintenance and timely roof inspections, our highly-trained staff can assist you in preventing ice dams from damaging your home
As mentioned above ice dams are a common problem in southeastern Wisconsin with the winter cold and snow. Ice dams are considered one of the worst roofing problems in the winter, and they can do major roof, gutter and even structural damage to your roof.
Ice dams form along the roof’s surface when there is not enough roof ventilation, and when the sun or the heat from the attic melts snow on the top portion of your roof. Water from melted snow will then run down the roof, refreeze when it reaches the colder eave edge of the roof. As snow repeatedly refreeze and melts, water pools above the ice dam and eventually finds its way under the shingles and into the home. As this process continues the ice dam continues to get larger and major icicles can form on the edge of the roof. This can be a dangerous situation. The good news is that ice dam prevention just takes a little evaluation and work by your local local roofing professionals at 1-800-RITE-ROOF to handle your ice dam removal for you.
If you’ve had ice dams in the past and are looking for ice dam prevention in the coming winter, 1-800-RITE-ROOF is always ready to assist you. Call us today at (262) 373-3800 or simply fill out our contact form to request a no-obligation free estimate.