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A Guide to Protecting Your Roof From Ice Dams

Protecting your roof is essential. Your roof protects your home’s interior. It also helps to keep you and your family warm and safe from the elements. If you’re a business owner, then protecting your roof is just as vital. Just like a homeowner has many valuable belongings, you have many highly-valued assets within your building, including your employees. Maryland is known for its unpredictable weather. During the winter, it can become bitterly cold, causing ice dams to form. Don’t let ice dams degrade your roof this winter. Here is a guide to protecting your roof from ice dams.

A Few Tips That Promote Roof Protection All-Year-Long:

  • Every year, inspect your roof for damage before the winter comes
  • Trim your trees and remove debris
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts
  • Make sure that your roof has proper insulation

Tips for Protecting Your Roof Against Ice Dams:

To best assist you on how to protect your roof against ice dams, then you should know how they form. You often see ice dams on Christmas cards, and they seem appealing and decorative. In a picture, they are. On a roof, they can present critical roofing issues. Ice dams are dangerous because they could fall and hurt someone. They are also an indicator that there is buildup around your gutters.

After a snowstorm, you should always check for damage and make sure that your roof is cleared. Avoid stepping onto your roof during a snowstorm or while it’s freezing outside. You could slip and fall, which is another issue within itself.

If a lot of snow accumulates, then you could climb up a ladder to the edge of your roof and use a roof rake to remove the snow. We never advise that you climb onto a roof with heavy snow accumulation, or at all. We only recommend that you hire an expert roofing company (like us) if there is any reason to step onto the roof. A standard roof rake can clear about three to four feet of snow.

How to Aid in Long-Term Protection

Roofing insulation tackles water accumulation. If you know that you need a new roof, then we can install a water-repellant membrane under your shingles that can act as a barrier and prevents water and moisture from seeping into the underside of your roof.

Phil DiBello Family Roofing Is A Leading Roofer of Baltimore County!

Since 1979, Phil DiBello Family Roofing has been proudly installing roofs, siding, gutters for homeowners in Howard County as well as Baltimore and Carroll County. Call us today at 410-752-ROOF (7663) or email us at for your free estimate and let us know how our family and make your family’s home needs our top priority! Remember to follow us Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay up to date on everything DiBello Roofing.

To stop down and visit us in person for your free written estimate, we are centrally located at:

1440 East Clement Street Baltimore, Maryland 21230

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