It’s that time of year, when ice dams can develop on our roofs. But, just what is an ice dam?[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/01/CAREY-11.mp3|titles=CAREY 1]
Carey Carlson managers pro-build in Madison. He says there are several things that cause the problem:[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/01/CAREY-2.mp3|titles=CAREY 2]
This is a good time to investigate if your home needs for some improvements that may help to reduce damages to the building structure and save energy costs at the same time. Carlson says there are a few things homeowners can do to manage ice dams:[audio:http://prprt.itmwpb.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/688/2011/01/CAREY-3.mp3|titles=CAREY 3]
Carlson says if you have noticeable water damage in your home it’s a good idea to call in a contractor to have them assess the damage and help you find solutions.
(courtesy KJAM, Madison)