Have you noticed icicles hanging from your eaves troughs, roof or window sil? While you may think they are pretty to look at, they are definately not something you want to see on your home. Ice Damming is a sign of poor drainage, significant heat loss or other underlying issues with your roofing systems. If not addressed these issues can become costly for a home owner not to mention, a potential major hazard if it were to break off or fall on an unsuspecting bystander.
If you are noticing significant ice build up you need to begin the investigating why this is occurring. In the winter months this can prove to be difficult to do but there are a few things you can do immediately.
Take a look in your attic to see if there are signs of water intrusion, limited insulation or other issues. If problems are found, use the winter months to investigate how to solve these issues.
Unfortunately, to fully investigate the root cause reason is sometimes not possible during the winter months and it may also be difficult to address the issues immediately due to accessibility. Regardless of this, taking note of these problems in the winter will help you zero in on the problem in the spring and give you the time to bring in the right professionals.