Temperature is rising, snow is melting, and water damage may be occurring in attics as the result of roof ice dams. Melting roof snow and ice can infiltrate exterior siding, entering wall cavities. Melting snow can find its way from gutters into soffit boxes. The damage can be overwhelming but it doesn’t have to be. Water damage mitigation is a process that consists of a number of steps. The first step in snow melt water damage mitigation is removing the snow and ice from the roof and gutters.