Ice Damming is the result of the accumulation of snow on your roof, and the process water collecting while melting off, due to icing in your homes gutter system. New England winters can be harsh, with an average of 10-20 inches of snow annually. When multiple snow storms occur consecutively, the probability of ice damming issues on your roof increases dramatically, because there isn’t any time for the sun to melt off the snow naturally.
Snow cover and ice damming on a roof can result in roof leaks and in extreme cases structural damage to a home as illustrated below:
The solution is to have a roof de-icing system installed. Low voltage wiring is attached to your roof above the gutter system insuring snow melt, and water flowing through your gutters will continue to move rather than forming an ice dam.