Dealing With Ice Dams

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The Best Way to Prevent Ice Dams is by Keeping Your Gutters Clean and Your Roof Cool

There are many reasons why a home gets ice dams, and there are several ways to prevent them from forming, but once they’ve formed, you’ll want to deal with them as soon as possible. The consequences of not doing so are potentially disastrous and can cause several hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.

Once the ice dam has formed, it’s still possible to prevent the most severe consequence which will occur when the ice begins to melt. This is what you can do.

Gutter cleaning, Gutter Maintanance

Cleaning gutters filled with leaves and sticks.

#1. Breaking Up the Ice

If an ice dam has formed on your roof, then one step you can take is simply to break up the ice, as much as possible, where it’s formed. This is going to be very tough on your gutters though, and you’re going to want to avoid using anything sharp, like an ax, for this process. It’s very easy to cut through the shingles and damage the roof. Speaking, the best tool for the job is a blunt mallet.

#2. Clear out the Gutters

Once again, you want to be very careful because it’s very easy to damage the gutters in the process.

The best way to deal with an ice dam is by preventing it in the first place, and there are two main components to that. The first is make sure that you’re gutters are completely clean, and the second is to ensure that your attic is adequately insulated. Warm roofs will cause ice dams to form more frequently. TipTop Home Pros provides top-notch gutter cleaning services to the Greater Denver Area.

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