Every year, ice dams cause significant damage to commercial and residential properties that frequently costs thousands of dollars in repairs. One recent "nightmare scenario," for example befell a Wisconsin-based business. The ice dams were so extensive and the leak-damage so severe that it took $90,000 to get the facility back in good working order.
Protecting your facility from ice dam damage and from the safety hazards that ice dams create is of the utmost importance. First, we will address the causes of ice dams and the process by which they form, and then, we will note some solutions for preventing or removing ice dams.