Late fall, winter, and even into spring can bring severe winter weather. In Minnesota, severe winter weather can bring with it the dangerous ice dam. Most Minnesota homeowners know all too well what an ice dam is, but if you are new to the state or have only ever lived in more temperate climates, you may not know what an ice dam is.
An ice dam is a solid block of ice that forms at the base of a house’s roof. It is the result of accumulated snow, which goes through a process of melting and refreezing Read Full Post
It seems like winter rolls around faster and faster each year. As we head into the fall months, now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for the cold temperatures and harsh weather that is headed our way. Minnesota is known for frigid days, snow, ice and wind and the exterior of your home takes a constant beating every single day. If you still have the standard gutters that were installed when your home was built, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Your gutter system can be a great way to protect your home from water damage this winter Read Full Post
Whether you love winter or hate it, it is a fact of life here in Minnesota. Homeowners deal with the impact of winter on our homes each and every year. A home’s roof and gutter system can be particularly impacted during the winter months given the cold temperatures and the frequent precipitation. Minnesota Leafless Gutters continues to work full time as an essential business and offers customers contact-free service if you would like to move forward with a repair but would rather not have unnecessary contact with our staff because of COVID.
Ice dams form when precipitation (snow, ice and/or rain) freezes on your roof and then melts and refreezes again and again. This can happen for many reasons, including changes in external temperature or lack of adequate insulation and/or ventilation inside your home. Read Full Post
As the cold, frigid air moves in, we begin to think about what we need to do to prepare for winter. For many homes in Minnesota, ice dams quickly become a costly problem that can cause a tremendous amount of damage if left untreated. This winter, it’s important to know the right number to call should an ice dam start forming on your roof. At Minnesota Leafless Gutters, we can handle all of your ice dam needs Read Full Post
Minnesota is known for one thing more than any other – cold weather. The average low temperatures in the winter are between 0-15 degrees Fahrenheit and the average highs are between 19-30 degrees. That means that, for the vast majority of winter, temperatures remain well below freezing. So, it makes sense that the moisture that falls stays frozen and can remain on your roof or in your gutters for an extended period of time. This can cause significant problems Read Full Post
When we are still susceptible to heat waves with temperatures in the nineties and the potential for severe thunderstorms and/or a pop-up tornado, ice dams may be the last thing on your mind. However, it will not be long before the temperate summer months give way to chillier temperatures. And when the cooler temperatures return, it is only a matter of time before we have to face the oncoming ravages of winter. Ice dams are one of the many issues we face during the Minnesota winters. Minnesota Leafless Gutters recommends that you avoid ice dams by preparing now Read Full Post