Ice Dams: What You Should Know

October 15, 2015

ice dams on roof of houseDuring winter, building owners and managers are concerned about heavy snowfall on their roofs for two major reasons:  increased roof loading and ice dams.  Ice dams not only concentrate snow and ice loads at the eave, but can also contribute to water leakage into buildings.  Unaddressed water leakage can cause building components to deteriorate and may not stop until the snow and ice is removed from the roof. Read full topic brief.