Ice Damming

Ice Dam Repairs in Greater Westmoreland County

Ice Damming

Two types of damage. An ice dam that forms along the eave can cause water damage due to leaks through the roofing material. The ice buildup can also damage gutters and fascia boards.

We have effective solutions to minimize water damage

Pennsylvania are known for their cold, snowy winters. The combination of heavy snow and subfreezing temperatures create ideal conditions for ice dams to form.

Our ice dam repair services:

  • Removal of gypsum board, carpeting, insulation and other materials damaged by moisture and mold.
  • Drying and dehumidification.
  • Emergency roof repairs.

The experts at RCS of Greater Westmoreland County can repair damage caused by ice dams, including roof and gutter damage and water damage inside of your home. Contact us today to schedule an estimate for water damage restoration in Murrysville, Pittsburgh, New Kensington and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania.

Causes of an Ice Dam

Ice dams form when there’s snow on your roof, but a few other things must happen before they can cause damage.

They include the following:

  • Melting Snow. Warm air from your home leaks into the attic through places like pull-down stairs, vent fans, and even recessed lights. The warm air rises to the upper sections of your roof where it starts to melt snow.
  • Meltwater freezes. You can’t see it, but a stream of water from the melted snow runs down the roof. When it gets to the eave, it often freezes. That’s because the eaves, which extend beyond the heated portion of your house, are typically colder than the rest of the roof. Eventually, a ridge of ice or an “ice dam” forms along the eaves.
  • Water collects behind the dam. As the ridge of ice builds up, it traps a pool of water. Roofs are not made to hold water, just to shed it, so some of it can back up under the shingles and leak through the sheathing to the attic floor. From there, it can work its way through to the ceilings, walls, and even the floors below.

We have the solutions to minimize ice damming

Ice Damming

Icicles may seem like a normal side effect of winter, but they actually signal significant ice damming.

Usually, the results and damage associated with ice dams forming along eaves are interior water damage and ruined insulation.

If ice dams have already formed and water begins coming into the house, RCS can provide emergency flood repairs to minimize water damage. We can also remove moisture-damaged materials, such as carpeting and wallboard.

Get an estimate to repair any water damage caused by ice dams. We are Greater Westmoreland County's water damage restoration experts in Pennsylvania, serving Butler, Saltsburg, Gibsonia, Monroeville, Wexford, Glenshaw, Allison Park, Pittsburgh, Murrysville, New Kensington and areas nearby.

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Our Locations:

Restoration Contracting Services, Inc.
720 Anderson St
New Kensington, PA 15068
1-724-221-7124
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