Snow, snow and more snow. With more snow and cold weather predicted for our area there are more problems and concerns arising among home owners. The question of why icicles are appearing on some home while not on others is very common these days.
While icicles hanging from the eaves of your home may be beautiful, they may also indicate ice dams. Ice dams form when snow piles high on the roof and the weather stays cold.
Under these conditions, snow touching the roof often melts. Water runs down the roof under the snow to the eaves. There, the roof temperature drops and the water refreezes. As this ice dam melts, water drips over the eaves and creates icicles.
As more snow melts, water flowing along the roof may back up behind the dam and leak into…