My wife likes the way icicles glisten in the winter sun. They can be pretty, but they are a symptom of something very unattractive.
An ice dam is the build-up of ice along the overhang of your roof. When the roof warms up in the sun or due to warmer weather, other ice and snow higher up on the roof melts, and the water forms a pool above the build-up of ice along the edge of your roof. At this point, the water can back up under the shingles and leak into your home.
The damage from this leakage is covered under most homeowner’s policies minus your deductible.
To prevent ice dams, remove the snow from the edges of your roof. This allows the moisture to drain and decreases the risk of damage inside your home.
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