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Preventing Ice Dams This Winter

As the weather starts to get colder, it’s important to be prepared for the aspects of winter that can bring damage to your roof. Though icicles hanging from your roof might be a distant memory of last winter, this year’s holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes one of the most dangerous winter roofing hazards: ice dams.

 

When you turn on the heater in your home, heat naturally rises and exits out the top of your home. Snow that has piled up on your roof normally doesn’t pose much of a danger unless it is left to pile up. However, when your home is heated, this snow starts to melt and run down the roof. As the melted snow flows down to cooler parts of your roof, it refreezes to form an ice dam.

 

While most ice dams are small, heavy snowfall can cause ice dams that can damage the structural integrity of your roof. Ice dams are a common problem that Burlington, NJ roofing contractors need to deal with, and they can do serious damage to a roof if left untreated for too long, as this causes an accumulation of ice that is too heavy for the roof to handle.

 

Your roofing in Gloucester Township, NJ needs to be prepared to deal with the seasonal hazards that come with low temperatures. Additionally, you also need to be vigilant about detecting ice dams before they become too large to remove quickly.

 

Having our professionals check the insulation levels in your attic is the best way to prevent ice dams. The less heat that can rise out of your home and escape through the top of your roof, the fewer opportunities ice dams have to form.

 

If you are in need of roofing inspection or repair, Alan Cherry’s Exteriors has got your back. Give us a call today at 267-356-4422 to get started today.