Ice dams are a serious issue that have been growing more prevalent in snow patterns in more recent years. Ice Dams generally form when the outdoor temperature is above 20 degrees and either the sun shines down warming the roof or the attic temperature is above freezing. When this happens, the warmer temperature of the shingles can cause the snow on the roof to melt. When the snowmelt runs down to the colder eaves, it refreezes. This is especially true if the temperature starts to drop again.
If this cycle repeats over several days, the ice builds up and forms a dam of ice which prevents exits for the water to drain. Behind that dam, water will start to pool into large ponds, and it can back up under the roof shingles and leak into the attic or along the exterior walls. This can quickly damage drywall and create mold and mildew problems.
The right weather conditions for ice dams are usually when outdoor air temperatures are in the low 20s (°F) for several days and there are several inches of snow on the roof.
It's important to take careful preventative measures as a result to prevent water damage and leaks into your home. 75% of all ice dams form in the gutters or on an eave of a roof. This is why heated gutter guards are highly recommended as an investment for your home in not only the wintry seasons, but also good for year-round. Some heated gutter guards have been proven to be an effective way to keep gutters clean in spring, summer, and fall as well.
We perform gutter installation jobs for homeowners and businesses all around the greater Northern Utah area. Don't hesitate to contact us for all your heat cable needs in the area. Based out of Greater Northern Utah area, we have multiple installation crews working around the clock to supply our customers with custom drainage systems and solutions. Utilize our heat tape and gutter guards to prevent water freezing in your gutters during the colder winter seasons. No matter where you live in the area, you can rely on us for professional gutter service and maintenance. Proline Services, LLC is more than up to the task of implementing gutters viable for the seasons year-round.
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