Spring is around the corner, but snow and freezing temps throughout March is unfortunately not unheard of in Calgary!

There seems to be a lot of talk around this time of year about “ice dams” causing water damage to peoples homes, but have you ever wondered what exactly are “ice dams” and how can they be prevented?

“An ice dam is an ice build-up on the eaves of sloped roofs of heated buildings that results from melting snow under a snow pack reaching the eave and freezing there.”—Wikipedia

How can Ice Dams be prevented?

A few suggestions are to make sure you have sufficient insulation and ventilation through your attic, and to completely remove snow off your roof with a snow rake.

Think you have an ice dam? You can have it professionally steam removed! This will avoid costly leaks and repairs.

Here are some helpful links for more information:
How to Prevent Ice Dams
Ice Dam Removal

How an Ice Dam works