If you have ice dams and snow on your roof and you are wondering, “Why is my roof leaking?” please continue reading. Most roofing materials on residential properties are designed to “shed” water and not hold it. If you have ice dams on your roof, your roof is unable to shed water and is now holding water. This water then finds its way under the roofing material and into your building. The snow above the ice dam melts down and stays a liquid behind the ice dam. This pool of water is why you have leaks into your home.
Removing the snow and the ice dams will prevent the water from coming into your home. We hope that this was a quick and simple answer to you question, “why is my roof leaking.”
Why Is My Roof Leaking
If you have water leaking through the ceiling it is a good idea to make a hole for the water to drain out easier. If to much water pools up in the ceiling the ceiling may fall down. It is easier to repair a hole than to hang new drywall.
If you are considering hiring a company to remove your ice dams professionally please read this first. If you’re a DIY (do it yourself) kind of person and want to stop the bulk of the water leak you can try removing the snow with a roof rake from the ground. The more the better! However we do not suggest climbing on the roof, leave that to the professionals.
Hiring our IDSAFE members with low pressure steamers is the safest option to ensure ice dam removal is done with zero damage to the roof. Â If you have any further questions or need assistance finding our members in your area please contact us. We will reply quickly as we understand that ice dam removal is an emergency situation.