Damage That Results from Ice Dam FormationWe've had more than one homeowner contact us to put an end to ice dams for good. One of the best ways we know to do that is by replacing an asphalt roof with a steel or other metal roof. Why? Because snow generally slides off a metal roof rather than building up and melting.
If you get ice dams on your roof edge each winter, here's just a few of the problems you could be looking at:
- The weight of the ice can rip gutters off, including anything they are mounted to, like soffit or fascia boards. Some gutters use a system that mounts them underneath a strip of shingles, so shingles might get torn off as well.
- Melting ice will find its way underneath your roofing material and down the walls and into the interior of your home. When this happens you could be looking at major problems with wet insulation, crumbling drywall, and even ceiling collapse. The water seeps in slowly, and you're likely to have a lot of issues before you realize there's a leak.
- And of course of major concern is damage to your roofing as well as any underlayment or structures underneath the roofing.
Don't wait until your ceilings are streaked with brown stains (or worse). If ice is forming a ridge on your roof edge like the photo above, contact us today for a free inspect and our recommendation for a permanent ice dam prevention system. Text or call us at 763-785-1472.Quarve Contracting/Minnesota Metal Roofing & Siding is a licensed home improvement contractor serving the greater Twin Cities metro area. We specialize in durable, energy-efficient exterior services.
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