MAPFRE Insurance® is a brand and service mark of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. and its affiliates, MAPFRE Life insurance CompanySM (Dover, DE); Citation Insurance CompanySM (Webster, MA); The Commerce Insurance CompanySM (Webster, MA). Not all products available in all states. MAPFRE Life Insurance CompanySM is licensed to do business in all states except New York. Affiliated companies are not responsible for the contractual or financial obligations of MAPFRE Life Insurance CompanySM.

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Ice Dams

What is an Ice Dam?

Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof and prevent melting snow from draining off your roof. 

Water that backs up behind the dam can leak into your home and cause damage.

Walls, insulation and ceilings are at the greatest risk for damage. 

How to prevent Ice Dams?

* R value is how well the material used to insulate can function at keeping the heat where it needs to be. The higher the value the better the insulating power.

What other factors contribute to ice damming?

What to do if you have an Ice Dam?

Remove the first three to four feet of snow from the roofline with a roof rake or soft bristled broom.  

If the home is too tall to reach the roof then hire a roofing professional to clear the snow. 

Contact your MAPFRE Insurance agent as soon as possible.

Winterization

Don't let winter get the best of you! MAPFRE wants to help you prepare and survive this season. By now you're probably well aware of ice dams and all the trouble they can cause. But just in case you aren't, we wanted to share some tips on ice dam preparation and prevention. 

Check out these simple tips for keeping heat inside your home where it belongs.

Winterization tips

This winter doesn't have to be like the last. Here are some tips to help you do everything possible to prevent your pipes from freezing this season. 

Frozen Pipes

Tips for keeping your pipes from freezing

Winter Driving

Driving in the snow or any winter weather can be pretty dangerous. You've heard it all before, but that doesn't mean it's any less important! Slippery roads can be really scary. Please review our winter driving survival tips and reminders. 

Winter driving tips

Take the Winter
Challenge!

Ice Dams

Don't let winter get the best of you! MAPFRE wants to help you prepare and survive this season. By now you're probably well aware of ice dams and all the trouble they can cause. But just in case you aren't, we wanted to share some tips on ice dam preparation and prevention. 

What is an Ice Dam?

Ice dams are ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof and prevent melting snow from draining off your roof.

Water that backs up behind the dam can leak into your home and cause damage.

Walls, insulation and ceilings are at the greatest risk for damage.

How to prevent Ice Dams?

*R value is how well the material used to insulate can function at keeping the heat where it needs to be. The higher the value the better the insulating power.

What other factors contribute
to ice damming?

What to do if you have an Ice Dam?

Remove the first three to four feet of snow from the roofline with a roof rake or soft bristled broom.
 
If the home is too tall to reach the roof then hire a roofing professional.
 
Contact Your MAPFRE Insurance agent as soon as possible. 

Winterization

Check out these simple tips for keeping heat inside your home where it belongs.

Winterization Tips

Frozen Pipes

This winter doesn't have to be like the last. Here are some tips to help you do everything possible to prevent your pipes from freezing this season. 

Tips for keeping your pipes from freezing 

Winter Driving

Driving in the snow or any winter weather can be pretty dangerous. You've heard it all before, but that doesn't mean it's any less important! Slippery roads can be really scary. Please review our winter driving survival tips and reminders. 

Winter Driving Tips

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MAPFRE Insurance® is a brand and service mark of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. and its affiliates, MAPFRE Life insurance CompanySM (Dover, DE); Citation Insurance CompanySM (Webster, MA); The Commerce Insurance CompanySM (Webster, MA). Not all products available in all states. MAPFRE Life Insurance CompanySM is licensed to do business in all states except New York. Affiliated companies are not responsible for the contractual or financial obligations of MAPFRE Life Insurance CompanySM.