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Friday, February 14, 2014

Snow and Ice Dam Removal - Glastonbury, CT

MARCUS ANTHONY CONSTRUCTION (860) 942-3555

Here in Connecticut we are no stranger to extreme weather! Despite it's beauty, snow and ice can reek havoc on your home. Those lovely icicles are indication of some potentially major damage and costly repairs to come. I'm talking about "ice dams".
Ice dams form when snow melts from an improperly insulated and vented attic. The water runs down along the shingles and once it hits the eaves and overhangs where it is cold, it refreezes and creates a "dam", allowing for water to take the path of least resistance, through your walls and ceilings! Once you realize what it happening, usually by water stains on your walls, ceilings and window frames, the damage is extensive. These may include:

  • Saturated drywall
  • Saturated insulation (rendering it useless)
  • Warped wood
  • Damaged gutters
  • Damaged siding (depending on how your gutters are installed)
  • Warped wood around windows
  • Water stains
  • Roof sheathing rotting 
  • Dangerous mold and mildew growing in wall cavities and attic


You can prevent this damage by removing the snow and ice. This is a dangerous job, and we can help!
Call (860) 942-3555 for snow and ice removal. We specialize in insurance restoration, dry outs, mold removal, and billing to your home owner's insurance company.

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