Icicles hanging off a roof add a pretty wintry touch to a home
But icicles can be one symptom of a poorly-insulated attic space and/or an inadequate insulation along the attic floor. Ice damming will leave damaging effects on your home. Icicles are often indications of this larger problem. The consequences can wreak significant havoc with your roof.
How Ice Dams Form
Ice dams form along the edge of a roof when air leaks from the house into the attic. If there is too little insulation in the attic when snow blankets the roof, snow melts. If the eaves of the roof are cold enough to freeze the runoff, an ice dam may develop. In addition to roof and water damage, the end result of ice dams can be structural rot and the growth of mold and mildew inside the home.
How Icicles Form
The three conditions that form ice dams – snow, heat to melt the snow, and cold weather – are also necessary to form icicles. They may form as excess water runs over the edge of an ice dam, drips off the edge of the roof and refreezes. So icicles, especially large ones, could be a sign of an ice dam. But ice dams may be present when there are no icicles. They may also form due to overflowing gutters.
Get a Professional Inspection
Let us take a look at your roof and attic to determine if you have ice damming problems. With adequate insulation levels, no air leaks and a well-vented attic, your attic will stay cold enough to prevent ice dams. Call Muth & Company Roofing today at (614) 682-3060 for a FREE estimate on Columbus roof repair or Columbus roof replacement. We serve Columbus, Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany and many other surrounding Central Ohio cities.
Muth & Company Roofing is a certified Master Elite Contractor through GAF servicing Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area including Westerville, Delaware, Worthington, Dublin, Bexley, Gahanna, New Albany, and nearby communities. Muth & Company provides roofing installation services, as well as gutter installation, gutter replacement, gutter repair, attic insulation, skylight installation, and roof repair. We’re proud to offer metal roofing installation and metal roof financing services.
We use quality, feature-rich products including GAF American Harvest Shingles as well as the full GAF roofing system to deliver superior protection and warranties. If you’re in need of an experienced, trusted roofing or gutter company in the Columbus, Ohio region, don’t hesitate to call Muth & Company for a free estimate at (614) 682-3060 today!