Roofing Services in CO, including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins & Denver.

Ice Dam Prevention & Damage Repair in CO

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 Metro Construction, 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 Greater Denver area of Colorado.

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 Metro Construction

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 Metro Construction 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 CO including the Greater Denver area
Cities in Adams County, CO
Aurora
Bennett
Brighton
Commerce City
Denver
Henderson
Strasburg
Thornton
Watkins
Westminster

Cities in Arapahoe County, CO
Aurora
Denver
Englewood
Littleton

Cities in Boulder County, CO
Allenspark
Boulder
Erie
Jamestown
Lafayette
Longmont
Louisville
Lyons
Nederland
Ward

Cities in Broomfield County, CO
Broomfield

Cities in Clear Creek County, CO
Dumont
Idaho Springs

Cities in Denver County, CO
Denver

Cities in Douglas County, CO
Castle Rock
Franktown
Larkspur
Littleton
Lone Tree
Parker
Sedalia

Cities in El Paso County, CO
Cascade
Colorado Springs
Elbert
Fountain
Manitou Springs
Monument
Palmer Lake
Peyton
Usaf Academy

Cities in Elbert County, CO
Elizabeth
Kiowa

Cities in Fremont County, CO
Canon City
Florence
Penrose

Cities in Gilpin County, CO
Black Hawk
Central City
Rollinsville

Cities in Jefferson County, CO
Arvada
Broomfield
Conifer
Denver
Evergreen
Golden
Indian Hills
Littleton
Morrison
Pine
Wheat Ridge

Cities in Larimer County, CO
Berthoud
Drake
Fort Collins
Loveland
Timnath

Cities in Morgan County, CO
Wiggins

Cities in Pueblo County, CO
Pueblo

Cities in Teller County, CO
Cripple Creek
Divide
Florissant
Woodland Park

Cities in Weld County, CO
Brighton
Dacono
Evans
Fort Lupton
Frederick
Greeley
Hudson
Johnstown
Keenesburg
Kersey
La Salle
Longmont
Mead
Milliken
Platteville
Roggen
Windsor

Our Locations:

Metro Construction
2420 Alcott St
Denver, CO 80211
1-720-606-6633
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