Ice dams develop when snow melts off the top of your heated home and starts collecting on the eaves where there is little heat. When the melting snow reaches the eaves, it refreezes, and the ice dam begins to form. Ice dams form on sloped roofs and can block the flow of melting water to the gutters. As melting snow and trapped water collect on the colder part of the roof, the ice dam continues to get bigger. As the ice dam expands, a pocket of water forms between the snow and ice. This water seeps into any cracks in your roof and causes damage to your attic, insulation, and walls. Ice dams must be carefully removed by a professional, as they can pose a serious threat to you and your home. PJ Fitzpatrick has the right tools and a team of experts to perform ice dam removal services.
Why Ice Dam Removal is Necessary
Ice dam removal is necessary in order to prevent damage to your home. They can cause roof leaks, allowing mold and mildew to form. Ice dams can also dampen the insulation in your home, damage your ceiling, and ruin exterior paint. As they start to melt and break loose from your roof, they can cause injuries if they fall on top of someone. Because they can lead to damage, mold, and injury, it is important to get ice dams professionally removed as soon as possible.
Ice Dam Removal in the Delaware Valley
If you have ice dams on your roof, it’s important to get them removed immediately in order to prevent damage to your home, respiratory issues from mold and mildew, or bodily injury from falling ice. While it may seem like an easy job, removing ice dams should be left to the professionals so you can stay safe and avoiding damaging your roof. The expert team members at PJ Fitzpatrick can break up the ice dam and relieve the water back up to stop further damage from occurring.
If you live in the Delaware Valley, we can remove pesky ice dams in no time. Our team can also take measures to prevent them from forming in the future. If your roof has been severely damaged by ice dams, we can repair your existing roof, or install a new roof that will properly protect your family and your home from the elements.
Call PJ Fitzpatrick Today
If Old Man Winter brought you ice dams and roof damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our team of certified experts can remove ice dams and make any necessary repairs to your roof. Give us a call today or fill out an online estimate form to get started. PJ Fitzpatrick has proudly served Delaware Valley residents since 1980, and we are happy to help you with your next home project.