Roofing Services in IN, including Chesterton, South Bend & Portage.

Ice Dam Prevention & Damage Repair in IN

Ice Damming

Ice dams can cause interior damage to ceilings, walls, and floors, but the right roofing services can eliminate this worry.

One thing that homeowners dread during snowy weather is the formation of ice dams along the edge of the roof.

An ice dam earns its name by trapping pools of melted water behind the frozen dam created when melted snow re-freezes along the eaves, where the roof is coldest.

Water trapped behind an ice dam can flow under roof shingles and leak into the house, damaging walls, floors, and other materials.

Several conditions must exist for ice dam damage to occur. If all these conditions are present, it’s likely that some water will leak into your house.

Here at Stash Property Restoration, we offer solutions to repair damage to your roof caused by ice damming, as well as prevent ice dams from forming on your roof.

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We offer free estimates for ice dam removal and roof damage repair throughout the Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana area of Indiana.

Prevention is key in keeping ice off your roof and water out of your home

How do ice dams form?

  • Snow that stays on the roof for more than a few days, combined with freezing temperatures.
  • Warm air from your living space that leaks into the attic, causing snow to melt high on the roof.
  • Missing membrane protection beneath roof shingles along roof eaves.

While you can’t prevent snow from collecting on your roof, there are other things you can do to prevent ice dams from causing water damage to your house. Some homeowners choose to focus on reducing the amount of heat that escapes into the attic, warming the upper part of the roof deck and causing snow to melt evenly.

This type of ice dam prevention typically involves sealing air leaks in the attic floor and other solutions. Adequate attic ventilation is also important to keep the underside of the roof the same temperature as the outside air.

Another way to protect your home from ice dams and the damage associated with them is to make sure that an experienced roofing contractor installs a protective "ice and water" shield along your roof eaves, where the ice dams form.

Many building codes (this may vary by state and town) stipulate that this ice dam membrane protection must extend at least 24 inches inside the heated wall space of a house. However, older houses may not have such protection.

Keep your roof protected from ice damage with Stash Property Restoration

Whenever you have a new roof installed or a roof replaced, it’s essential to have ice and water shield protection installed as well. At Stash Property Restoration we always ensure that your home is receiving all the products and services it needs to keep you safe and dry. Contact us today to find out which roofing services are most appropriate for your home!

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Serving IN including the Greater Portage area
Cities in Cook County, IL
Alsip
Bedford Park
Berwyn
Blue Island
Bridgeview
Burbank
Calumet City
Chicago
Chicago Heights
Chicago Ridge
Cicero
Country Club Hills
Dolton
Evergreen Park
Flossmoor
Glenwood
Harvey
Hazel Crest
Hickory Hills
Hometown
Homewood
Justice
Lansing
Lemont
Lyons
Markham
Matteson
Midlothian
Oak Forest
Oak Lawn
Oak Park
Olympia Fields
Orland Park
Palos Heights
Palos Hills
Palos Park
Park Forest
Posen
Richton Park
Riverdale
Robbins
South Holland
Steger
Summit Argo
Thornton
Tinley Park
Willow Springs
Worth

Cities in Dupage County, IL
Willowbrook

Cities in Iroquois County, IL
Beaverville

Cities in Kankakee County, IL
Aroma Park
Bourbonnais
Bradley
Grant Park
Kankakee
Manteno
Momence
Pembroke Township
Saint Anne

Cities in Will County, IL
Beecher
Braidwood
Crest Hill
Crete
Elwood
Frankfort
Homer Glen
Joliet
Lockport
Manhattan
Mokena
Monee
New Lenox
Peotone
Romeoville
University Park
Wilmington

Cities in Jasper County, IN
Demotte
Fair Oaks
Rensselaer
Tefft
Wheatfield

Cities in La Porte County, IN
Hanna
Kingsbury
Kingsford Heights
La Crosse
La Porte
Michigan City
Mill Creek
Rolling Prairie
Union Mills
Wanatah
Westville

Cities in Lake County, IN
Cedar Lake
Crown Point
Dyer
East Chicago
Gary
Griffith
Hammond
Highland
Hobart
Lake Station
Leroy
Lowell
Merrillville
Munster
Saint John
Schererville
Schneider
Shelby
Whiting

Cities in Marshall County, IN
Culver
Plymouth

Cities in Newton County, IN
Lake Village
Morocco
Roselawn
Sumava Resorts
Thayer

Cities in Porter County, IN
Beverly Shores
Boone Grove
Chesterton
Hebron
Kouts
Portage
Valparaiso
Wheeler

Cities in Pulaski County, IN
Francesville
Medaryville
Monterey
Winamac

Cities in St Joseph County, IN
Lakeville
New Carlisle
North Liberty
Notre Dame
South Bend
Walkerton

Cities in Starke County, IN
Grovertown
Hamlet
Knox
North Judson
Ora
San Pierre

Our Locations:

Stash Property Restoration
1777 Armstrong St.
Portage, IN 46368
1-219-576-6444
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