Ice Dam Removal & Prevention

Roofing Ice Dam Prevention Services in Indianapolis & Nearby Indiana

Protect your roof from ice dams & water damage

Ice dams can cause interior damage to ceilings, walls, and floors. The right roofing services can eliminate this worry.

One thing homeowners dread during snowy weather is ice dams, which can ultimately lead to mold, broken shingles, ice damage, and other home issues. Once roof problems and water damage become a factor, then you'll need to worry about roof repairs and other expenses that may follow.

Ice dams form when the heat from inside your home melts the snow on your roof, causing it to trickle down to areas that are below freezing. Ice begins to form along the edge of the roof, preventing the remaining snow on top to properly drain away.

But there is no reason to worry. Klaus Roofing Systems of Indiana protects your roof from ice damage and other roofing problems with our reliable ice dam prevention services. To schedule a free ice dam prevention estimate, contact us today. We proudly serve Indiana homeowners in Fishers, Carmel, Indianapolis, and nearby.

Damage caused by ice damming

How ice dams form: When heat from inside the home rises, it causes the snow on top of the roof to melt. The melted snow then flows to parts of the roof that are below freezing, where it collects and starts to form ice dams.

Repairing ice dams can be a real pain, especially since ice damage can end up causing problems for the entire home, including:

  • Loose or damaged shingles: Ice damage to your shingles can leave your roof exposed to the elements. Leaves or debris can settle underneath a loose shingle which can cause rot and wood damage.
  • Wall, floor, & other interior water damage: Water damage can be one of the biggest threats homeowners face. It can lead to weakened walls, water stains, damage to interior paint, collapsed ceilings, or buckled floors.
  • Water drains into your attic: Water coming into your attic can greatly affect the integrity of your ceiling and may even cause it to collapse.
  • Exterior damage: Fascia boards, eaves, siding, and soffits can all suffer from water damage, which can lead to costly gutter and external wood repairs.
  • Mold & mildew leading to poor indoor air quality: Mold and mildew can pose serious health issues and may lead to black mold over time.
  • Costly roof repair: Roof repairs due to ice damage can get into the thousands depending on the severity of the issues. Structural damage, water damage, mold, weakened wood, and more are all problems that can come from ice dams.

If your home has roof damage from ice dams, then these problems can pose a risk to your safety and health, which is why you should always consult a professional roofer. Not only does Klaus Roofing Systems of Indiana assess your home for ice dams, but they can find out why these issues are developing in the first place and recommend roof repairs tailored to your situation.

How to prevent ice dams

Preventing ice dams and controlling ice damage is essential in keeping your roof and gutters' integrity intact. Although you can't prevent snow from collecting on top of your house, there are other ways to protect your home from water damage and ice dams.

  • Sealing attic air leaks: Sealing air leaks in the attic is one of the best things you can do. This will prevent heat from rising to the roof deck, causing snow to melt and trickling down to freeze.
  • Ensuring proper attic ventilation: Installing proper roof ventilation can keep the underside of the roof the same temperature as outside. This will stop ice dams before they have the chance to form and help you avoid roof repairs.
  • Installing protective ice & water shield: When installing an ice and water shield, a waterproof underlayment membrane is applied along your roof eaves to prevent ice damage from ice dams.
  • Knock icicles down: To repair any ice damage to your home, start by knocking down the icicles to avoid them breaking off and hurting someone below. This will also alleviate any pulling on your gutters or roof.
  • Break ice chunks free: Use extreme caution when attempting to access your roof during this time. It is always best to call a professional. In the chance you can't, try to chip away at the ice dam on your roof to rule out any further damage. If you suspect you need a roof repair, stop and call your local Klaus Roofing Systems of Indiana.

These precautionary measures are great to avoid roof repairs, electrical problems, ice damage, and more. Although you've taken the first steps in protecting your home, it's always best to have professionals take a look, implement prevention strategies, and make any necessary repairs.

Schedule a free roof repair estimate today

Having trusted professionals to look at potential water and ice damage from ice dams is the key to any successful roof repairs, attic insulation, and more. We're here to give you and your home the services it deserves to ensure any prevention strategies implemented stay intact for years to come.

Klaus Roofing Systems of Indiana gives your home all the services needed to be safe and dry this winter. Contact us today to find out which roofing services are most appropriate for your home!

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Klaus Roofing Systems of Indiana
320 Transfer Rd Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46214
1-463-209-8553
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