Ice Damage in Erie, PA, Wheeling, WV, and Pittsburgh, PA
When heavy snowfall is transformed into ice, the weight can have serious consequences. While the roof is designed to protect your home from any type of precipitation, it isn't designed to carry the heavy weight of ice. If an ice dam forms on your roof, there can be serious consequences.
The formation of an ice dam can happen easily, as a natural part of the changing temperatures of winter. It is a common scene that happens every winter on the ground. Snow starts to melt and everyone breathes a sigh of relief that the end of winter is near. But of course, the melt never lasts for long until it gets colder again.
The melted snow then ends up freezing into ice, making sidewalks and roads slippery. People slip and fall and cars crash due to black ice. This same thing can happen on your roof, resulting in an ice dam. Snow melts and the resulting water slides down the roof's incline. This water then ends up re-freezing on the edge of the roof, clogging the gutters and stopping any water from draining off the side of the roof. This can cause water to get under the roof tiles, and eventually into your home. You may see water leaking into the attic area, or at the top of your walls on the upper level of your home. This is a sign that water has gotten under the roof tiles and you should take action immediately.
Remove Ice Dams in Erie, Wheeling, & Pittsburgh
If you have no experience removing snow from your roof, the middle of an icy winter is no time to try your luck. Instead, call the professionals at Firewater Restoration Inc. We can provide affordable ice dam removal in Erie, Wheeling, and Pittsburgh.
If you have seen an ice dam hanging from the edge of your roof, call us before it leads to worse damages. Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Newcastle, Erie, Franklin, and Meadville, Pennsylvania; Wheeling, East Liverpool, and Zanesville, West Virginia.