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Wauconda Home Suffers Damage from Ice Dam?

2/21/2023 (Permalink)

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Our local teams in Mundelein and North Wauconda are Here to Help ® when you have ice dam damage. Wauconda, Illinois gets an average of 40 inches of snow each year and temperatures fall below freezing for 137 days, making the area colder than most places in the state.

According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ice dams occur when heavy snow buildup melts during the day and refreezes when temperatures drop overnight. After several days of melting-freezing cycles, it's common for the melted water and ice to work up under the shingles until water enters the attic and eventually does damage to the ceilings, walls, and contents.

Most ice dams form on the roof’s edge but may form in other locations depending on the slope. Look closely at the icicles around your house. If there is no water trapped behind them, then an ice dam has not formed. Whenever possible, and if safe to do so, remove icicles from the exterior of your home, making sure not to stand directly beneath them. Hire a contractor to remove them if you cannot do so safely.

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When your home or commercial business in Wauconda has water damage, our Mundelein and North Wauconda team will restore the damage “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 224-372-7064. 

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