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Ice Dams – Protect your roof and interior structures from winter damage

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The Northeast has been hit with above average snowfall and below average temperatures in recent years. This makes attention to roof maintenance and care essential. Have you noticed icicles forming around your roof this season? While these may be iconic of winter landscapes, they’re also a sign of potential ice dams.

As described by one of our partners, Owens Corning, “an ice dam is a wall of ice along the edge of the roof that forms when melting snow continually thaws over warmer portions of the roof and refreezes along the roof’s colder eaves.” This leads to leaks that can damage interior walls, ceilings, insulation and other areas of your home.

To avoid the potential damage from ice dams, you can take two approaches:

  1. Be proactive by calling in an expert like KTM. We can assess the damage and take necessary action. This could mean additional shingles, underlayments, barrier products, ventilation, or insulation.
  2. Prevent the potential for ice dams by prepping your home for next year by remembering the essentials. That includes cleaning gutters and downspouts, applying proper waterproofing products, and inspecting for proper attic insulation and ventilation.

Whether you need preventative assistance or a contractor to fix current damage, KTM can help with gutters, roofing, siding and more. Don’t let ice dams ruin your winter or spring, call KTM to discuss all of our capabilities and products today!