Icicles that grow from your roof can be pretty in their own way. Unfortunately, that beauty is not so gorgeous when you realize that this is a sign of an ice dam developing - capable of causing thousands of dollars in damage. An ice dam is capable of allowing water to leak into your home, in addition to damaging gutters, shingles, sheathing, insulation & more.
Ice Dam Prevention
The key to avoiding an ice dam is three-fold:
- Ensure your attic has adequate insulation
- Keep your gutters clean and free of debris
- Make sure your gutters have enough pitch for proper water drainage
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