At Carter Construction, we understand that damage to your Spokane home or business can create a profoundly unsettling experience. That’s why our number one priority is to restore your property in a timely manner with top quality craftsmanship.
We handle everything from minor damage from snow storms, to providing top quality full service remodeling services. So, why choose our company in a disaster emergency? We provide:
- fast emergency service
- thorough assessment of disaster property damage
- accurate estimates of property restoration costs
- mitigation of insurance claims
- reducing extent of property loss
What is An ice dam?
An ice dam is a wall of ice that forms at the edge of the roof, usually at the gutters or soffit. The water then backs up behind the ice dam and creates a pool of water. This pool of water can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.
Ice dams are usually caused by improper ventilation in the attic. This causes warmer areas in your attic then the snow begins to melt, even when the outside temperature is well below freezing. When the accumulated snow on your roof starts melting it runs down your roof underneath the snow until it reaches a “colder” section and it begins to freeze again creating an ice dam. These colder areas are usually above the soffits or in valleys and gutters.
Cleaning the gutters on your home can help prevent ice dams from occurring as quickly but they can still occur. The gutters will be just as cold as it is outside and in some cases, full of frozen debris. So even if you don’t have a soffit for the water to re-freeze in, the melted water will most likely re-freeze when flowing into the gutters.