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Ice Dams & Water in Your Attic

3/28/2019 (Permalink)

In our January 23rd blog we talked about the possibility of roof ice dams this winter.  In the blog we explained what ice dams are, and some things you can do to avoid them.  And sure enough, we received many calls this past month from homeowners that experienced water damage to their home because of ice damming.  In all of these cases, water was leaking, and in some cases running, into the living areas of the home.    

But what if you had ice, ice dams, or icicles on your roof but didn’t see any water in living areas of your home?  Is it safe to assume you didn’t experience any water damage?  The answer is no.  It is entirely possible that water leaked into your attic space but never made it to your living areas.  And if that happened, you may have mold and eventually wood rot in your attic. 

If you had ice damming on your roof this past winter, a thorough inspection of your roof to check for shingle damage, and a thorough inspection of your attic to check for water intrusion, is a good idea.    

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