For those of you living in the Lake County, Geauga County and Cuyahoga County Ohio region during the winter months, there is always the risk of ice build up where the water created by the water that has accumulated in the eaves of your home. Many homeowners don’t realize the damage that this can cause and as a result the substantial costs for repairs that will follow:
The weight of the accumulated ice can virtually rip the gutters away and off your home, creating the need for replacement and potentially repairs to the structure.
You may begin to see that some of the shingles around the roof perimeter are beginning to swell and crack.
If ice dam removal is not implemented the sheathing of the roof can become damaged to the point where it will need replacing which can become quite costly.
The water from the ice dam as it goes through thawing processes can end up seeping into the attic and ruining the insulation in the walls, and eventually track down through the ceiling and destroy wall coverings throughout the lower levels of the residence. From there the damage continues onto the floors causing them to warp or creates a need for the removal of carpets. Mold and mildew can become present in any of the areas where the water damage has occurred and is not remediated properly.
Not only do you have to be concerned about the potential damage that can occur to your buildings during an ice dam occurrence you have to consider possible liability issues. An individual walking under a ice dam could be at risk of being injured with melting ice, or the falling of the gutters due to the intense weight created.
Why risk taking the chance of a personal injury, or accumulating extreme costs associated with repairs and replacements to your dwelling because of ice dam damage when the problem can be easily attended to by us here at 5 Star Pressure Wash. Call us now to see how we can help.