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What is an Ice Dam & Why it's Important to Remove Ice Dams

What is an ice dam?What causes ice dams
An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation and warm air leaks into the attic at penetrations for plumbing stacks, wiring, chimneys, attic hatches, recessed lights, etc. These warm air leaks are known as attic bypasses.

What causes ice dams?
Ice dams form when melted snow flows down the roof, under the blanket of snow, onto the eave and into the gutter, where colder conditions on the overhang cause it to freeze. Eventually, ice accumulates along the eave and in the gutter. Snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the ice on the eave and in the gutter.

How ice dams form on your roof:

  1. Heat rises through the ceiling into the attic warming the surface of the roof.
  2. With the warming roof, snow melts and flows down until it reaches that part of the roof that of the outside temperature. Thus, re-freezing the water into ice or a block of ice known as an ice dam
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  4. The snow continues to melt but because of the of ice blocking and filling the gutter system, the water does not drain properly.
  5. Eventually, the water backs up under the shingles, penetrating cracks in the roof covering flowing in to the attic, soaking the insulation and eventually making it's way to the ceilings and walls. Once this happens, the water damage is done.

Ice Dam Removal Dos

  • For immediate ice dam removal, call a professional ice dam removal company.
    Removing an ice dam can be quite dangerous. A good place to start is with a reputable ice dam removal company. A professional ice dam company will use low pressure steam heat and the proper tools to remove ice and snow from the roof safely without damaging the shingles and gutters.
  • Add additional insulation in your attic. Twin Cities Ice Dams offers cellulose attic insulation services to properly insulate your home and prevent future ice dams.
  • Provide adequate attic ventilation so that the underside of the roof and outside air are at the same temperature. Check to make sure attic insulation is not blocking roof ventilation.

Ice Dam Removal Don'ts

  • Do not attempt to shovel your roof to remove the ice and snow. Not only is this very dangerous but not using the proper tools will lead to shingle damage.
  • Do not attempt to "chip away" the ice of an ice dam. Again, it will lead to shingle damage.
  • Do not install mechanical equipment or heaters in your attic. These are fire hazards.
  • Do not use salt or other snow melting chemicals to melt snow on a roof. Chemicals are very corrosive will shorten the life of shingles, metal gutters, downspouts and flashings.

Twin Cities Ice Dam Removal Company, serving Minneapolis, St Paul, Duluth MN
and surrounding areas.
We safely remove ice dams from your home and business.

For emergency ice dam removal, we offer 24 hour emergency ice dam removal services for residential and commercial customers. Contact our Minneapolis Ice Dam Removal Company

 

Minneapolis, St Paul MN Phone  #651-336-9688

Now Serving Boston, MA!

Boston MA Phone  #617-564-0399

 

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