Ice Dams Pose Hidden Risks for Homeowners


[Nashville, TN] – As winter weather continues to impact communities across the region, a lesser-known yet potentially devastating threat looms for homeowners: ice dams. This silent menace can wreak havoc on roofs and properties if left unattended, presenting a pressing concern for residents unaware of its dangers.

Ice dams, while not frequently discussed, are a prevalent issue during winter months. These formations occur when melted snow refreezes at the edge of a roof, creating a barrier that traps water behind it. Over time, this trapped water can seep into the structure of the roof, leading to leaks, water damage, and potential mold growth within the home.

To shed light on this critical topic, experts at Austermiller Roofing are available for interviews to provide invaluable insights into:

  • The formation and consequences of ice dams.
  • Safe removal techniques to mitigate damage.
  • Preventative measures homeowners can implement to safeguard against future ice dam occurrences.
  • The significance of leak barriers and proper attic ventilation in ice dam prevention.
  • Recommended products and solutions tailored to address ice dam concerns.
  • Guidance on when professional assistance may be necessary.

“Many homeowners are unaware of the risks posed by ice dams and the importance of proactive measures to protect their properties,” says MJ Garrett at Austermiller Roofing. “By raising awareness and providing actionable advice, we can help empower homeowners to safeguard their homes against this often-overlooked winter hazard.”


For media inquiries or to schedule an interview with Austermiller Roofing experts, please contact Stacy McCloud at (615) – 870-9088. High-resolution visuals and “selfie-style” videos featuring our roofing experts are available upon request to enhance your coverage.




About Austermiller Roofing

Austermiller, Inc. Roofing & Construction proudly holds its position as a premier full-service roofing contractor in Tennessee, committed to addressing the roofing repair and installation needs of residents and businesses across the Greater Nashville Area and throughout the entire state.

As certified residential roofing and construction specialists, Austermiller has been BBB accredited for the past 18 years, maintaining an A+ rating for our unwavering commitment to excellence. This distinction reflects our dedication to providing top-notch services to our clients.

Moreover, Austermiller was recently chosen as the 2023 Best Roofing Company in Music City and is among a select few construction companies honored with the GAF President’s Club membership, demonstrating our commitment to the highest standards in the industry.

With over 30 years of dedicated service, Austermiller brings a wealth of experience to every project. Our comprehensive services encompass residential and commercial needs, offering expertise in storm damage repair, roof leak detection, roof repair, replacement, flashing installation and repair, and proficiency in asphalt and specialty shingles.


Media Contact

Stacy McCloud
Head of Public Relations
615-870-9088 (cell)




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