Winter Weather Hazards
Ice dams can be a major problem during the winter season. Cold weather, snow and ice storms can cause severe damage to your home or your office.
Ice dams form when the heated air melts the roof snow downward and the melted water runs into ice that is still frozen causing the water to dam up. When this water is trapped, it can not flow or run into the gutter system and can backflow under the roof shingles and into the interior structure of your house or business.
Ice Dam damage:
- Water can seep into your home or building’s walls, ceilings, insulation and other interior areas.
- Ice dams can lift roof shingles causing water to leak into your home.
- Pressure and weight from the dams can pull off your gutters and lead to structural damage.
Our friends at Nationwide blog about Preventing Ice Dam Damage to Your Roof and Home.
If this disaster strikes, you need to take immediate action to prevent additional damage to your property. SERVPRO of Suffolk/Smithfield/Franklin franchise professionals have the winter storm experience and expertise, and the resources to remediate damage caused by winter weather.