Roof Heating Cables An ice dam is created when snow melts over a warm section of roof, flows down to the cold eave, refreezes and creates a blockage (or dam) which causes future melt runoff to pool and potentially work its way under your shingles and into your home.
Water leaking from an ice dam will first show up in the attic. You may see ice forming on the trusses or plywood sheathing. Next is when the water begins to drip through the ceiling into your living space. The be
Winter creates ice dams on roofs and frozen rain gutter here in Montana. Many people have experienced leaks into their homes due to the accumulation of ice and snow at the edge of the roof and in roof valleys. If ice dams have already formed and you need help removing them click this link to get more information on removal. After the ice is removed, installation of a deicing or heat cable on the roof and in the rain gutter and downspout will prevent the return of the ice. The