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Icicles Can Cause Damage to Your Home

Icicles Can Cause Damage to Your Home

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Feb 11, 2014

Icicles may look pretty, but they could create major damage to your home. Icicles can signal an ice dam has formed. It happens when accumulated snow on a sloping roof melts and flows down the roof. Ice and water can get trapped below, damaging the roof structure, your gutters, and the inside of your home.

Many local hardware stores say they're out of roof rakes. The rakes are used from the ground to remove snow and ice from your roof. Some stores are expecting a new shipment today. Others say they won't get more rakes until next year.

Tune in to FOX 47 News tonight to find out how you can avoid ice dams on your home.