Ice Storms – 4 Ways They Can Cause Damage To Your Home
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 8:30 am , By C Plus Roofing
Ice storms can be extremely dangerous. They can also cause significant damage to your home. The volume and weight of the water and ice can place significant pressure on your home. As ice builds, it become heavier, prevents water from exiting your roof and other structures, and creates a perfect storm of damage.
4 Ways They Can Cause Damage To Your Home
For most ice storms, it’s not a matter of if, but how they will cause some sort of damage to your home. Here are 4 of the most common ways ice storms damage your home and property:
1. Falling trees: Falling tree branches are common during ice storms. When ice develops on tree branches, they cannot support the weight, causing branches to break and potentially fall onto your home.
2. Frozen pipes: When the temperature is extremely cold, the ice buildup around pipes can cause the water inside your pipes to freeze and even burst.
3. Damaged siding/ broken eaves: The exterior of your home is vulnerable during ice storms. The ice and wind can easily damage siding, and if too much ice builds up, it could cause your eaves to detach. Ice build-up in the eaves can also create ice damming and prevent water from draining, creating the potential for roof leaks.
4. Cracked shingles/ flashing: Shingles, flashing and other roofing material on top of your roof as also susceptible to damage during ice storms. Shingles have been known to crack and flashing can become dislodged.
Learn More About Roofing Damage
Roof damage can happen to anyone. Read these blog posts for some additional tips about how to deal with and manage damage to your roof: