What Causes Ice Dams To Form Here In Michigan?
Ice dams form from the escape of heat into the attic space caused by insouciant insulated. The cause of this is heat builds up and eventually melts the snow on the roof, which, as described above runs to the cold edge of the roof and forms an ice dam. Factors such as ventilation, insulation, solar orientation, tree coverage, home architecture, snow cover and weather conditions all interact to determine ice dam activity on every home. Because no two houses are the same here in Michigan, it is common to have neighboring homes on two ends of the ice dam spectrum; one may have major leaking, while the other is virtually unaffected.