May 29, 2017
Todd from Washington recently asked me this question about ice dams and metal roofing: Q: We bought and moved into our house in January. The neighborhood is in a mountain setting and gets a lot of snow. We are new to the area and didn’t really know anything about ice dams. A few weeks after… ( read more )
February 28, 2017
I have written extensively on the subject of ice, snow, and metal roofs. To find that information, just Google for Ice dams, metal roofing, and Todd Miller. However, I want to share that I feel that the potential benefits of metal roofing in terms of helping roofs resist ice dams are often over sold. What… ( read more )
February 3, 2011
I was looking recently at my website statistics and one thing popped up clearly – folks are really searching for information on roof ice dams and also metal roofing as a possible solution to ice damming. This has been a tough winter with snow and ice in areas of the country that do not normally… ( read more )
February 11, 2010
This time of year I often get asked whether a metal roof can help someone avoid wintertime ice dams and the resulting damage to their roofs and homes. Generally, the answer to that question is “yes” but there are several things to keep in mind. First, any time you re-roof your home, it is an… ( read more )
February 10, 2010
In many areas of the country, this has been a horrible winter for ice and snow. While this situation is a homeowner’s nightmare, it will keep roofing contractors very busy in the Spring. Check out my podcast on ice dams. It will help you understand why ice and snow ends up being so damaging to roofs.
February 8, 2010
Ice dams on your roof can be very dangerous. It can lead to leaks, and in time, roof damage. Find out why ice dams occur, and how to prevent ice dams from happening.