Water leaks in winter mean one thing, ice dams. Here’s how to fix ice dams. With the hard winter we’ve had, and then a few warm days, the ice dam on our roof caused water to run into our house. In this how to video, I show you how to deal with ice dams, how to try to remove and prevent them from leaking from your roof in to your home.
BE VERY CAREFUL when using a ladder, especially in winter. And as always, use of this information is at your own risk. Get a friend or two to help you.
Ice dams happen when warm air in the attic helps to melt ice and snow, and then the water re-freezes. This ice can work its way up underneath shingles and then this water leaks into your house. A bad thing.
So, how to fix an ice dam? Carefully. You are up on a ladder and its cold out. You have tools in your hands, you are wearing boots, heavy clothes. Be Careful. K?