I have what I believe is an ice problem. I tried to get up to have a look on Sunday and couldn't do it, while I don't know why anyone else would either - even roof guys, I have to try. Enough moisture is getting in that the top of our pantry is getting saturated and I believe it will collapse soon if nothing can be done. Does anyone know of someone good to call? I have a call into someone that did some work for me a couple years ago and am waiting to hear back.
If you even know of a handyman type willing or able to get to the area on the roof, perhaps clearing the ice will solve it for now? Any advice would be appreciated.
I wouldn't be caught dead on a roof full of snow, but there are people who do it. If it were my pantry, I would go ahead and pull the ceiling down, and put buckets under where the water is dripping. Otherwise, the water will just spread around until something collapses.
With the slow melting there is a chance you have ice backing up under your shingles. I climbed up on my roof last week and shoveled off snow where I could get to it to try and prevent this from happening. Getting up there was easy, coming down was real tricky. I had my cell phone with me but I would hate to have to call 911 to get someone to help me off the roof. (Someone at work told me to say there was a cat stuck on the roof and when the cops show up just start meowing.)
There are also areas where the pitch is too much for me to easily walk and stand to shovel off snow especially being that there are some real slick spots up there.
I haven't had any leaking problems and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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I had some water dripping in my house last week and evidence of moisture in certain areas of my ceiling. I climbed up in my attic, but didn't notice anything significant. Some of the insulation did fell wet though. The dripping has stopped and the wet areas of the ceiling seem to be drying out, so I think I'm just going to leave it for now and keep an eye on it. I wonder if snow could have blown in through the vents in the roof during one of the snow storms.
I went up and broke the ice out of my gutters, and I think that is the main area of concern for most houses as far as potential leaks. If the water cannot flow away, it backs up under the shingles. It was a pain in the ***, with chips of ice and slush splattering me the whole time, but it wasn't all that hard.
Its not a roof really but just the top of a big cupboard. I agree that the water is going to go somewhere though! I will give Millard a call and hope for the best. In the meantime lets hope the wife gets back to work so we can pay for this money pit of a house!
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