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What are Ice Dams?

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Ice dams in Columbia, Missouri.

Ice dams form when:

  • Snow is present on the roof.
  • Temperature is above 32 degrees Fahrenheit on higher portion of the roof.
  • Temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit on lower portion of the roof.

Snow melts down the roof and freezes once it reaches the cooler portion of the roof. The dam grows from the melting snow and water begins to back up on top of the ice. The water tries to find a way to escape and backflows under the roof’s shingles and into the structure’s interior.

Ice dams can cause significant water damage to ceilings, walls, insulation, and other areas of your home. If your home or business has been affected by winter damage, call SERVPRO® of Columbia. We are here to help those in our Boone and Howard communities.

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