Ice Dam Water Damage in Summit County, Colorado

Ice Dam Water Damage in Summit County, Colorado

When the cold winter months arrive, a ridge of ice can form on the edge of your roof. This is called an ice dam. The ice dam grows as snow and ice melt in the sun during the day, then refreeze at night.

When this happens, the dam blocks the flow of melted ice and snow, creating a pool of water on top of your roof. When the pooling water trapped by the ice dam finds its way into your home via holes and cracks in your wall, the leaks can create water damages that include mold growth, damaged insulation, damaged walls, and musty odors in your attic or crawlspace.

United Drying offers superior solutions for any ice-dam issues at your home or office in Summit County, CO.

Causes of Ice Dam Formation

There are several reasons why ice dams form. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Lack of insulation in the attic – When the heat in your home reaches your roof because of insufficient insulation in your attic, there is a strong possibility that ice dams will form. The indoor heat helps melt the snow, causing it to trickle down to the edges of your roof, where it freezes into ice.
  • Clogged gutters – If you failed to clean your gutters before winter arrived, there is a huge chance that ice dams will form. Debris in your gutters will prevent water from draining away properly, causing the buildup of ice that produces ice dams.
  • Unusually hot day – An unseasonably warm winter day will melt the snow on your roof, causing water to trickle down. If that water refreezes at the edge of your roof, it will form an ice dam.

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Let United Drying Take Care of Your Ice Dam Water Damage

When you find that your attic or parts of your home in Summit County, CO, have been damaged by water seeping through your roof because of an ice dam, United Drying can correct the situation ASAP.  Our IICRC-certified restoration experts will remove moisture in these areas with dehumidifiers to prevent the growth of molds and mildew. When you need our services, contact us online or give us a call at 970-315-4941.


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