How Ice Dams Can Cause Water Damage To Your Home And Why Upgrading Your Attic Insulation Is The Best Way To Stop Them
Icicles hanging off of roof edges are an iconic sign of winter. Unfortunately, they're also a sign of ice dam formation. Ice dams allow water to build up on your roof without properly running off, which can rapidly cause damage. Severe ice dams can also cause water to drip through your roof sheathing into your home, causing damage to your attic and ceiling. Ice dams are also troublesome to remove — chipping away at them can rip off roofing shingles attached to the ice.