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How an Ice Dam actually cause so much damage?

Updated: Dec 27, 2019

An ice dam is basically a wall if ice that forms on the outside edges, eaves of a sloped roof, as well as in the gutters. Ice dam does not allow the melted water and snow. Snow melts when warms air from the attic rises and runs down your roof. Instead, this water sits underneath when shingles and soon enough starts leaking right inside your home. Not only can this cause roof leaks and rotting of the roof deck, damage your ceilings, walls and insulation, this leaking water also has another dangerous side effect of causing mold growth.

Especially if you have family members with allergies or asthma, it is imperative to take care of this issue and not risk having respiratory health problems because of mold.

How Do Metal Roofs Protect against Ice Dam?

An Ice Dam is an ice buildup on roofs of buildings which may cause water damage to the building and contents if the water leaks through the roof. If you are ready to go for a permanent solution to solve your ice dam's problems, install a metal roof. Metal roof offer superior protection, as they are designed to be a snow-shedding system that stops ice dams from forming long before they can cause damage to your roof. It is the best and easy solution. A metal roof will simply make the snow slide off the roof, so ice dams will not have time to form, even if your attic is poorly insulated and ventilated. This means you will not have to worry about any internal / external damages or mold forming.

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