Category: Ice Dam Removal

Minnesotans in the Twin Cities metro area have had it fairly easy this winter when it comes to snowfall and cold temperatures. Compared to the 2013-2014 season of record-low temperatures and messy storms, this winter season seems to be going by at an impressively fast rate!

HME IceDam 19 KLBut, oh how unpreditable Minnesota winters can be. (Remember in 2013 when it snowed in May?) So, while talk of ice dams may seem a little silly at this point in the season, it is a topic that every homeowner should be educated on, and it doesn't take a ton of snow to cause ice dams. Highmark Exteriors recently published a series of mini-articles on ice dams and we've compiled all those article links into this one-stop-shop.

Click on any of the titles to read the full scoop.

Ice Dams: What They Are and How to Spot Them

Basically, ice dams are large ridges of ice that form at the edge of a roof or gutters, and prevent melting snow from running off the roof. 

How to Prevent Ice Dams

Ice dams are definitely not something you want to deal with, and there are a few different ways to prevent them including making sure your attic is properly ventilated and sealed. 

Why Ice Dams Need to be Removed

Because they can cause serious damage. Period. 

Why is Steam Removal the Best for Ice Dams?

It's effective. It's safe. And it doesn't damage your roof.

The Most Common Winter Roof Problems

Unfortunately, ice dams aren't the only thing to worry about in the winter.

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