September 10, 2021
Severe winter weather brings dangerous ice dams that accumulate on rooftops. These ice dams can damage roof systems and also allow melted snow to enter the home. They can also form dangerous icicles and ice packs on the home’s perimeter, posing a hazard to pets, people, and shrubbery. How Ice Dams Form Ice dams most… ( read more )
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 11, 2010
I am often 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. Six Tips for Avoiding Ice Dams with a Metal Roof Any time you re-roof… ( 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.