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Berkley Asset Protection Shares Tips on Ice Dam Prevention

The tips include preventing and removing ice dams.




(PRESS RELEASE) Ice dams often occur following a heavy snowstorm and the onset of low temperatures. Ice dams form when the snow at the peak of the roof melts, which causes the melted water to run down the slope of the roof until it refreezes as it reaches the colder surfaces at the eaves of your roof. Eventually, the ice builds up and blocks water from draining off of the roof, forcing the water under the roof covering and into your attic or down the inside walls of the building.

Tips for preventing ice dams:

  • Keep snow from accumulating on the lower three to six feet of your roof.
  • Keep the attic well ventilated so snow doesn’t melt and refreeze on the roof’s edge.
  • Make sure the attic floor is well insulated to minimize the amount of heat rising.
  • Consider having the snow removed from your roof.
  • Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves and debris.
  • When all else fails, install heat cables on the roof. Heat cables are high-resistance wires that you mount on the roof edge in a zigzag pattern and plug into an outdoor GFCI receptacle.

Removing an ice dam:

  • If you are not safely able to go onto the roof or are unable to easily reach the roof, hire a roofing professional.
  • Use a heavy duty broom or rake to pull snow off the roof. Do not push snow back or sideways as it may cause more damage.
  • Do not chip at the ice dam as it may damage your roof.

Be proactive. Develop a plan and execute.
For additional Loss Control tips, visit If you have questions, contact Berkley Asset Protection: 212-922-0659 or [email protected].



Wilkerson Testimonials | Sollberger’s

Going Out of Business Is an Emotional Journey. Wilkerson Is There to Make It Easier.

Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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