As winter approaches and temperatures drop, it is a good time to take a look at county buildings for areas that could be damaged by freezing temperatures and snowy weather such as roofs, gutters, and pipes.
Ice dams occur when water freezes near the edge of a roof or around drains and prevents melting snow from draining properly. The water can backup and leak into a building, causing damage to roofs and walls. To prevent ice dams, keep drains, gutters, and downspouts free of debris. You may also increase ceiling insulation or add self-regulating heating cables to problem areas.