Most of us in the Minneapolis, MN area have already seen a few signs of winter this year come and go. With the temperatures dropping, then rising, only to drop again, it is time to make sure that you commit to keeping your building or home well maintained during the winter months. We are sure to get lots of snow accumulation and there is a strong possibility that ice dams may occur. Let Minnesota Leafless Gutters handle your ice dam removal needs before any damage occurs.
What is an Ice Dam?
Ice dams occur whenever you have snow accumulation on your roof, melting of the snow occurs, and then the liquid refreezes, causing an ice dam. This is caused by snow accumulation on the roof as heat rises from the attic of a building or home, melting and refreezing the snow. Even with as small as 1 to 2 inches of snow, an ice dam can form. The ice creates a dam at the edge of the roof. If you suspect that you may have an ice dam issue, it is important to call a professional quickly so that more damage does not occur. Trying to chip away the ice by hand is very dangerous. It cannot only cause you harm, but can cause injury to yourself! Our specialists utilize a professional steam machine to get rid of the ice dam.
Types of Damage from an Ice Dam
- Roof Leak – If you allow the ice dam to get big enough, the melted snow can make its way under the roof shingles, causing your roof to leak.
- Damaged Gutters – By allowing ice to build up and reside in your gutter, your gutters can potentially bend or break away from your roof.
If you are in the Minneapolis, MN area and suspect that you may have an ice dam build up on your home or building, contact our experienced ice dam removal professionals immediately before things get worse. Call Minnesota Leafless Gutters today at (612) 221-0362 to set up a free estimate on our ice dam removal services.