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Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Built Right
Connecticut weather has a tendency to be unpredictable at times and a snow storm can quickly occur before you're ready. A strong storm can produce hazardous ice that attaches to your home and cause severe damages. Check out the infographic below created by Ameriprise, for a visual that explains what you need to know about ice, the damage it can cause and what how you can protect your home.
If ice dams stay attached to your home for too long, they can create some serious damage. The ice can work its way back up the roof edge, get under shingles, melt and leak into the exterior wall, home or attic. You may not immediately notice any damage from ice dams; however, as the ice melts and possibly drips into your wall or attic, insulation can become wet and lose its ability to retain heat. Sometimes, if there is the right temperature and level of humidity, mold can begin to grow in the attic. You will be able to tell when this happens, because paint will peel or blister weeks or months after the ice dam has melted as moisture from the leak in the wall or ceiling cavities tries to find a way out.
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