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. We are a professional ice dam removal company here to remove your ice dam quickly, efficiently and most of all, safely.
What is an Ice Dam?
If you are new to the area or have never spent any real winter months in a place like Minnesota, then ice dams may not be something you’ve heard of before. It’s no secret that Minnesota has a cold, temperamental climate. Ice dam buildup is the result of that climate. As snow begins to fall here in Minnesota, a perpetual cycle of melting and refreezing on a roof begins to occur. As time builds up, layer upon layer of this melting and refreezing turns your roof into a thick block of ice. While little snowflakes seem weightless and harmless, a block of frozen ice is quite heavy and can do a tremendous amount of damage. In an ideal world, this process would not occur and the snow would simply melt off and go right down the gutter. However, an attic’s warmth that causes the melting aids in that water flow to the side. Since the air is still extremely cold outside, that water forms a long line on your roof and turns into a nice ice dam.
Structural Damage Caused By Ice Dams
If your dam goes untreated and becomes large enough, the pooling of the melted snow on the roof has nowhere to go but down. Down under your roof shingles, into your attic and within your home. Unfortunately, this damage is hard to repair without spending a lot of money to fix both your roof, your attic and then the interior of your home. So let’s not let it get to that point! Let’s fix the problem before it becomes bigger.
Removing Ice Dams From Your Home
First things first, safety. No one should be up on that roof chipping away at ice. Doing this is unsafe and can cause just as much structural damage to your roof as the ice dam itself. Letting a professional do it is the only way to keep yourself and your home safe. At Minnesota Leafless Gutters, we utilize a steam machine to safely remove your ice dam. This extremely safe and efficient method allows safety for all and proper drainage of your ice dam.
For more information about ice dam removal in Minnesota and our services here at Minnesota Leafless Gutters, give us a call today at (612) 221-0362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.