Snow On Roof top Causing Water Leak in Nebraska
Do you have a lot of snow built up on your roof. It may not be as much as in years past, but this year may be a little bit more of a problem because of the prolonged cold season. The snow generally will melt and flow down the gutters in warmer weather, but not so when its barely above freezing.
Most likely you do not have enough snow to really worry about Roof Snow removal because of the weight on your roof: However, this year the extreme cold may be leading to a need for a roof snow removal service.
When is Ice Dam Removal Needed in Nebraska?
Generally it probably is not necessary in a normal years cycle, but when you have over a foot of snow on your roof and the weather does not get above freezing or barely above freezing for weeks on end you may develop a leak. The leak is partially due to the snow on your roof, but only because as the snow melts it causes an ice dam in sub freezing weather.
The heat from the home continues to melt the snow in contact with the snow, even if the weather outside is below freezing. This causes the snow to turn to water and run toward the gutter of your home. When the water gets toward the edge of the roof, there it can refreeze due to the lack of heat from the attic of the house near the sofit.
When the ice begins to fill your gutters and overflow causing large icicles, then you have an Ice Dam already in the works.
What often times can happen When Ice DAMS form is as follows:
- Snow melt from roof fills the gutters with ice.
- Ice begins to pile up in gutters and over flows
- large icicles begin to from off of clogged gutters
- Water keeps flowing from fresh snow melt running down roof
- Water gets trapped by large ice dam at edge of roof
- Standing water on the top of roof trapped behind ice dam
- Water seeps in through nail holes and cracks in shingles and floods the house.
Solution: Steam Ice Dam Removal
Call us for a free estimate to come and steam the ice out of the gutters and get the water off or your roof. Many times the leak will stop while we are working at the house removing the icicles. Steam will not damage the shingles as it is very little pressure with must the heat of the steam melting the ice away.