What is an ice dam?

Ice build-up on the edges of sloped roofs that is underneath snow. This can tear off gutters, shingles, or cause more problems to homes.

What's the biggest problem with ice dams?

Water leaking through the roof of your home and cause damage to the interior parts of your home. It can cause damages to the outer portions of the house that can be an eye soar.

How do I know if I have an ice dam?

You will have water stains or moisture in your attic or upper portions of your home and in the ceiling exterior walls.

What do I do if I have an ice dam?

You can use running hot water over the ice dam, gently, will melt it and allow the water to drain out through the gutters. This takes time and is a lot of stress so let AJ's Windows and Gutters send a professional out to do a safer and more effective job on it.

Will insurance cover ice dam damage?

Most homeowners insurances cover ice dam damage

Can I remove an ice dam myself?

The process in long and very unsafe. Having a professional at AJ's Windows and Gutters do it for you at a very good price.

What causes an ice dam?

ice dams occur when heavy snow buildup melts during the day and then refreezes when temperatures drop overnight.

When do ice dams usually occur?

During the winter time when heat loss from a house, snow cover and outside temperatures interact to form ice dams.

How can I prevent ice dams?

Controlling the heat loss in the house and doing yearly check ups to make sure your home is prepared for the winter times.