Icicles on your house can be picturesque; it is also a warning sign. The same conditions that allow icicles to form also make ice dams and can cause severe damage to your home. Here are some tips to prevent ice dams from forming and causing damage to your home.
Make sure your attic floor is keeping the heat where it belongs, replace damaged insulation and be sure you are hitting the state requirements. A newer method of insulation is to have spray foam installed on the roof plane.
A ridge vent and soffit vents under the eaves circulates cold air under the entire roof. Both ridge and soffit vents should have the same size openings and between them provide at least 1 square foot of opening for every 300 square feet of attic floor.
Make sure that the ducts from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry lead to the outside through the roof or walls.
If you are reroofing or installing a new roof put in a moisture barrier between the deck and roof covering. This will help keep water out of your home due to moisture from ice dams, as well as protecting the house from wind-driven rain if the roof cover blows off during a windstorm.
Make sure to remove the snow where from your roof, if possible. A roof rake can be used to pull snow down the slope of the roof to prevent an ice dam from growing or forming.
About Community Public Adjusters
Community Public Adjusters specializes in homeowners and business insurance claim representation. Our public adjusters and property loss consultants work diligently to make sure you get the maximum possible settlement from the insurance company regarding your insurance claim.
We offer claim representation services on a contingency basis, if we do not collect any funds for you, we do not get paid at all. Community Public Adjusters has expert knowledge on how the insurance claim process works. We work with you on every step of the claims process.
We represent home and business owners and have vast experience with the following types of claims
- Fire and smoke damage claims
- Water damage claims
- Flood damage claims
- Theft and vandalism damage claims
- Snow and ice damage claims
- Building collapse claims
- Wind and hail damage claims
- Catastrophic damage claims
- Roof leaks
- Blown off shingles & siding
- All plumbing leaks
- Toilet overflow
- Burst Pipes
- Frozen Pipes