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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Water & Ice Dams

4/10/2020 (Permalink)

Window that was re-done as of a result of an ice dam A window that had to be replaced as a result of an ice dam leak.

Yesterday we finished construction on a water job we were working on. Water had come into the home due to an ice dam and causing water damage to the home. When the temperature in your attic is above freezing, snow on the roof will likely melt. When the snowmelt runs down the roof and hits the colder eaves, it refreezes.

If this cycle repeats over several days, the freezing snowmelt builds up and forms a dam of ice, behind which water pools up into large puddles, or "ponds". The ponding water can then back up under the roof covering and leak into the attic or along exterior walls.

The right weather conditions for ice dams are usually when outside air temperatures are in the low 20's (°F) for several days with several inches of snow on the roof.

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