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Winter in New England

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If you live in New England, chances are you have run into one of the many problems arising from the cold winter weather.  With all the snow we’ve had this year, many folks have gotten ice dams. Here are some helpful tips!

What causes an ice dam?

Ice dams are caused by a large amount of snow on your roof that melts because of the heat from the living space below. It then refreezes making icicles that prevent the melting snow to drain off the roof.

What are some tips to prevent ice dams?

Some ways to prevent ice dams are cleaning the snow off your roof after a heavy snow fall and properly insulating and ventilating your attic.

What are ways to remove ice dams?

There are several remedies for ice dam removal. The best option is to hire or contact a roofing professional. They may use ice melt or use appropriate tools to break up the ice.

  

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