WHAT CAUSES ICE DAMS?
Properly installed roofing systems are designed to allow water to roll seamlessly off the roof, and prevent water buildup. However, in the winter when temperatures drop, water can freeze and form ice on the edge of the roof. This ice block prevents water from draining properly and causes water to back up. Water then gets under the shingles and quickly creates interior leaks that damage walls, floors, ceilings, and insulation.
To prevent ice dams, it’s important to keep gutters and downspouts cleared out and clean. Additionally, there are material underlayments that can be installed to effectively eliminate leaks inside the house.
Cooper Roofing’s licensed technicians can provide complete gutter and downspout maintenance checks to ensure there are no blockages and water is flowing properly off the roof.