Roof damage during the winter months is common: Here’s what happens and how to avoid it

What happens when all that ice and snow that’s built up on your rooftop starts to melt?

Sometimes it melts without issue. Other times it causes significant damage due to leaks.

The crew of Graves Brothers Home Improvement have been working non-stop since mid-November as calls rushed in for ice dams building in gutters, according to

They note that there are some roof characteristics that lend themselves to having a bad situation play out.

Those include poor roof ventilation, no overhang, and a flat roof can all lead to ice dams.

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Credit: Montana State University.

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