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When our service techs are sent out to remove an ice dam the problem is resolved at that point. Additional snow, ice and rain

can recreate the problem in the same area or add to an existing build up in another area pushing the water up and under the

roofing far enough and long enough to create a new problem. In many cases there are additional problems discovered that

can’t be resolved at the time due to the snow & ice on the roof. Most of these problems are created by weather while other

problems could possibly be due to ventilation issues (insufficient amount, not installed properly or blocked off by snow/ice,

condensation in the attic) and the need for additional ice & water shield installation. The best way to prevent ice dams is to

clear 3 to 5 feet of your roof edges in problem areas after each snowfall. This may be a preventive maintenance plan to be

implemented by your associations to help avoid the formation of ice dams.

Other solutions include installing ice cables, heat tape, adding insulation, improving or clearing exhaust/intake ventilation and

 

removing roofing to install new or additional underlayment. We hope that this information will help you to better understand

 

this issue. Please call us if you require additional service support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Eric Hedberg

 

 

 

An ice dam is formed when heat from the interior space of the structure vents upward through the ceiling and

exits the roof causing the snow to melt. This melting snow then moves down the slope of the roof, coming in

contact with the cold unheated overhang section of the roof, where it accumulates to form an ice dam. Once this

ice is formed, water is then pushed back up the roof where it penetrates through seams, valleys and disturbed

shingles. As water enters through the seams, it saturates the insulation and inner wall cavities. This damage can

happen over several seasons before it is eventually observed or noticed through stained drywall and dripping. Ice

dams also become a danger to persons and property below. As the weather warms, blocks of ice can suddenly

release and fall to the ground. The weight of these ice blocks can be substantial and can cause severe damage.

Homeowners typically need to be concerned where their vehicles are parked, as well as decks and other exterior

amenities that can be severely damaged, destroyed-- or worse, someone can be seriously injured. These two

photos are excellent examples of typical ice dams.

 
 
This is the view from the ground when an Ice Dam is starting to form.
This is the view from the roof and cleary shows there is no path for the melting snow to follow.

 

 

The Problem
 

Ice dams can form dangerous icicles and cause water ingress into buildings. The ice dams

form because melting snow and ice on a roof freeze when they reach the cold roof edge. The

ice forms a barrier and melted water accumulates behind this ice dam. Pooled water behind

the dam may leak into the building, causing water damage, or climb over the ice-filled gutter,

forming icicles.



The Solution

Raychem roof & gutter de-icing systems offer a better way to help prevent ice dams and

icicles. With its self-regulating heating cable, Raychem systems provide a continuous drain

path for melted ice and snow from the roof through the gutter and downspout. Versatile,

reliable, energy-saving, and cost-effective, these systems are the effective answer for roof

and gutter de-icing applications.


 

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