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"Dam" One of the biggest winter nightmares you can experience as a homeowner …

Sunday afternoon, sitting in your living room, on a bright sunny, late January Day in your flannels with a cup of coffee and The New York Times. Suddenly out of the corner of your eye, you notice a wet spot on the corner of the ceiling. Your first thought is that you busted a water-pipe because of the winter weather thaw and freeze, but then you remember no plumbing runs through that section of the house. Put on your coat, hat and boots and walk outside to inspect. And suddenly you spot it, at least 6 inches high and as solid as the Hoover Dam …. Your own personal ice dam looming above the door. Ice dams are a damaging winter roof problem. They occur when ice melts and refreezes on the edge roof of your home or business, the continuous cycle causes a “damming” effect. A warm roof surface from interior heating, a warm attic or even an increase in daytime temperatures can lead to damming. Optimally the underside of the roof deck must be close to the exterior side of the roof. With no ...

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