How to Avoid Costly Ice Dam Damage

We haven’t had much snow this year, but if you live in the upper Midwest, you know it’s coming! When you get a significant snowfall on your roof and the temperatures drop sharply, roof problems begin to happen. For many homes these issues come in the form of ice dams that can cause significant damage and be costly to repair. What are ice dams? Ice dams are a ridge of ice on the bottom edge of your roofline along your gutter. (see image above)  Ice dams may not look like an issue, but they actually lead to water leaks and moisture which can lead to mold in the attic. This ice holds pools of water that when left untouched can penetrate the shingles below. How do ice