Ice dams tend to form especially in fall season on the roof; that time in the year, where snow melts and runs down the roof. The ice melts downward from the roof to home surface, for an overhang cover the sidewalls, making the frozen ice to turn icicles gradually. If rain gutters and shingled roofs are not kept in place, then there is a chance the ice dams may leave noticeable moisture on sidewalls or creep into the adobes. It is important to keep a roof overhang and insulate shingles on the roof because ice dams turn into icicles that, in turn, ruin your prefab modular homes surface. Worry not, there are two ways to maintain the surface and clear icicles below the roof overhang or on the attic.
An ice dam is nothing but melted ice that freezes gradually in the fall season. If there is excess ice on the attic, use a snow rake to fully clear the ice by self or with the help of a general contractor. Use a snow rake instead of a hammer, chainsaw, or tools, that better clear melted ice but leave damages on roof shingle, making the landscape snowy.
In fact, leaving ventilation above the attic would circulate air, control attic temperature, and stop ice from melting down. Some homeowners use ridge and gable vents to clear humidity out of the attic and to bring cool air into the attic from outside.
The prefabs that are weatherized and get insulated in time for the monsoon, can prevent the issues to some extent, that happens due to the offseason inclement weather. Insiders dealing in the prefab home market say that custom prefab modular homes made in climate-controlled factories give homeowners a chance to live inside a weatherized dwelling.
Experts also say that sealing the prefabricated home attic tightly is a good way to weatherize your home. Even despite all the precautions, if icicles form in your home, contact the general contractor, who responsibly clears the ice dam.
As a word of caution, prevention is always better than care, and the same goes true for American homes of all kind. Weather changes in America gradually and players in real estate always find a way to maintain ice dams with weatherized exteriors mandated by HUD.