If someone asked you to imagine a winter scene, one common thought may be of beautiful icicles hanging from the gutters. But while icicles are indeed a pretty picture, they can actually be the result of ice damming which can be a serious problem for a home’s structure.
What is an Ice Dam
An ice dam is a solid ridge of ice that forms along the edge of a roof when water (such as melted snow) melts and re-freezes. The more melting and freezing a home experiences, the thicker the ice dams can become, and the more damage they can do to the house. This winter has had a lot of fluctuations in the weather, so it’s the perfect time to check for ice dams which could definitely have formed around your roof!
What Damage Can it Do
An ice dam prevents water from draining properly off the roof and away from the house. Increased ice buildup can lead to damaged roof shingles, gutters being weighed down and pulled from the house, and the formation of dangerous icicles hanging over the roofline.
Find and Repair Ice Dam Damage With This SPECIAL OFFER
An ice dam that is left untreated can lead to even further damage, like water seeping into the home and compromising the insulation, ceilings, and interior or exterior walls. Don’t wait for the damage to get worse – have your home inspected now! Fiji Construction will come out for a FREE, no-obligation inspection AND will provide you with a $200 GIFT CARD just for making and keeping your appointment with one of our trained technicians. We’ll let you know if the roof and gutters survived the winter, or if any repairs are recommended.
Insurance often covers ice dam damage, so if repairs are needed, we will work directly with your insurance company to save you the trouble! Call us now at 847-462-0990 to take advantage of the amazing offer. Get your FREE Inspection and $200 Gift Card now!