Ice Dams

As we've examined before, Pennsylvania's cold weather can wreak havoc on your roof.

In fact, there's a possibility of something called an "ice dam" forming on your roof, which can do substantial damage to your house.

As Kaiser Roofing points out, an ice dam occurs when ice on your roof forms in such a way to block your roofs water flow, causing water to get trapped and sit on your roof, often causing leaks.

Popular Mechanics created a great illustration explaining it:

When an ice dam forms, it's incredibly important for you to take care of the issue as soon as possible. Call Exterior Specialties of PA for a free estimate, and always keep in mind that we always provide 24/7 emergency repair if you need us.

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