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High Quality Roofing Can Stop Ice Dam Damage | Washington DC | Maggio Roofing

Monday, January 20th, 2014 by Office


A WISHTV article published January 10, 2014 talks about what usually happens in the aftermath of a major arctic freeze like the one Washington experienced earlier this year:
"The warm thaw is good news for roads and sidewalks, but could be bad news for homeowners. Roofing companies say they are starting to see problems. Ice dams are when ice clogs up gutters, and they are the main concern for roofing companies. The companies 24-Hour News 8 spoke with say that's a sign of a bigger problem. They said homeowners should beware that there isn't a quick fix. While it might seem like a good idea to chip away at the ice or remove the snow to keep a leak from happening, roofers disagree. “The first thing that you don't want to do is begin taking a hammer or a shovel or anything to your roof.” Roofers suggest buying heat cables that you can install in the gutters and downspouts. You can also put some salt in the gutter to keep ice from forming."
Ice dams are common roofing winter problems that shouldn’t be left hanging on your roof for too long. Homeowners in Washington DC, who spot ice damage on their roofs, should contact a roofing company that works in Washington DC, to get rid of the problem and check for any possible damage your roof has endured over the cold arctic spell. A DC roofing company is familiar with flat roofs (most common is Washington DC), such as Maggio Roofing, will be able to clear the ice dam without damaging your roof. Ice dams usually form due to poor attic insulation. Avenues where heat can escape can cause snow that has fallen on roofs to melt off, only to solidify into ice dams that can cause some serious damage on the roofs and gutters of homes. The article has suggested good ways to prevent the formation of ice dams, but there are also other ways of preventing ice dams from forming. One would be to check the attic for any possible air leaks and immediately seal them off, thus encouraging an attic that is better insulated. Of course, reactionary DIY work can only go so far. It is important for you to contact a trusted Washington DC roofing company to check your roof. They have sufficient experience to know if your roof has endured more serious damage that stemmed from ice dams and recommend the right measures to properly fixing your roof. Your roof is an important component of your home, perhaps the most important, so it needs to be in top shape all year-round. Homeowners can contact companies like ours, Maggio Roofing, to learn more about ice dams.   (Article Excerpt and Image from Roofing companies worried about ice dams on homes, WISHTV, January 10, 2014)

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