As picturesque as they might be, Midwest winter snows can wreak havoc on Chicagoland homes—especially on the roof, where snow frequently builds up, melts, drains, and refreezes. This process of partial draining and refreezing results in the formation of ice ridges along the edge of your roof, also known as ice dams.
Although ice dams are very common in the winter months, they can cause permanent and costly damage if left unaddressed:
- Water Seepage Below Shingles
- Interior Leaks
- Water Damage to Ceilings and Walls
- Waterlogged and Settled Insulation
- Exterior Paint Deterioration
- Mold, Mildew, and Rot
If you’ve noticed any such ice dam damage, or if you frequently see ice ridges along your roof, it’s time to call D-Wing Construction! We offer both preventative and reactive measures to keep your home safe, dry, and damage-free.
Invest in Damage-Reducing Ice Dam Prevention
Like the vast majority of home maintenance concerns, prevention is always the best cure for ice dams. You can’t stop snow from piling up on your roof, but with the help of D-Wing, you can prevent the snow from turning into hazardous and destructive ice dams.
With 20+ years of experience, we offer a number of ice dam prevention strategies, including:
- Attic Ventilation
- Attic Heat Reduction
- Attic Air Leak Sealing
- Ice Dam Membranes
- ... And More!
Based on a thorough roof inspection, we’ll recommend the most-effective solution for your specific home. Not all homes in Chicagoland can utilize the same type of ice dam prevention strategy, so we’ll carefully survey your roof, attic, and other key architectural elements before recommending the best system to keep your home safe, dry, and fresh.
How to Recover from Ice Dam Damage
Even if it’s too late to prevent damage from ice dams, it’s not too late to contact D-Wing! Ice dam damage is often covered by homeowner’s insurance, and we can help you determine whether or not a claim makes sense in your circumstances. If you do decide to file a claim, we can help you deal with your insurance company and get your home back to pre-loss condition quickly.
With the help of our Chicagoland insurance experts, we can:
- Meet with Your Insurance Company
- Provide Cost Estimates and Documentation
- Recommend Affordable, High-Quality Solutions
- Restore Your Home to Its Beautiful, High-Performance State!
Worried About Ice Dams? Schedule Your Chicagoland Roof Inspection Today
Is your home ready for winter snow and ice? Make sure your property stays dry and safe with preventative ice dam membranes from D-Wing Construction. Just call us or fill out our online form now to request your expert roof inspection, free cost estimate, and start-to-finish insurance claims support!