LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Cold snaps always bring their share of impressive icicles, but this year’s chill has allowed the dangling ice to grow to dangerous sizes in the Genesee Valley.
According to news partner 13WHAM, crews are hacking away and busting up the ice on many homeowners’ roofs. Although they are nice to look at and fun to knock down, these ice blades aren’t a good sign for homeowners. Roofers say it’s a result of warm air escaping from inside your home through the attic and warming the underside of the roof.
“It’s pretty bad, I’ve seen some 3 foot ice dams thick on people’s homes,” said Chris Vagg, roofing supervisor of Dan Fulmer Company. “You got to have the insulation keeping the warm air in the living space and if any warm air does go through the insulation, it needs to vacate through the crawl space.”
According to Vagg, clearing your roof after a heavy snow is best to keep from roof damage and leaks, many of which he’s seen this week.