What is an ice dam? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Figure 1 shows a cross section of a home with an ice dam.
Winter Ice Dam removal
Gutters are an important part of your house drainage system, yet often get neglected to be cleaned because they are not easy to get to. As a result, gutters don't normally receive attention until it's too late and they have stopped working, which may have costly consequences.