A common cause of water damage to a home or building is ice damming. Whether your gutters are new, old, clean or dirty, ice damming can still occur. Ice damming. Improper ventilation or differences between internal and external temperatures can cause ice or snow to melt and travel to the edge of the roof where it freezes again. The newly formed masses of ice traps water which penetrates beneath the shingles, enters the home, and causes structural damage.
One of the fastest and most effective ways of resolving ice damming is to remove the gutter which is causing the problem. While this may seem like a dramatic procedure, it can be the quickest way to control the situation.