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Ice Dam Causes Multiple Leaks on Flat Roof

1/11/2019 (Permalink)

Commercial Ice Dam Causes Multiple Leaks on Flat Roof Ice and snow built up on this building's roof, which caused water to leak into the finished part of the structure.

Winter is coming!

It is starting to get cold out there so don't forget to check and make sure your roof is kept clear of ice and snow. This commercial building owner called us after snow and ice built up and caused multiple leaks. Ice dams form when ice and snow melt, freeze, melt and freeze again. When the snow first falls, it tends to stay on top of the roof. However, when it melts and refreezes the ice can form under the roof and vapor barrier. This results in holes that leak water into the finished part of your building when it rains or snows again. Flat or low pitched roofs are particularly susceptible to ice dams, but under the right conditions they can happen anywhere.

If you suspect an ice dam is causing water to come into your home or business call us at 219-779-7577!

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