Ice dams are very common for homeowners during Minnesota winters and can be very dangerous to combat alone. Always contact a professional for safe ice dam removal.
Why should you get ice dams removed?
There are plenty of reasons as to why ice dams should be removed and we have named some key reasons.
Ice dams form on eaves and create a “dam” like structure that prevents the melted snow from properly draining. This creates a buildup of frozen water with nowhere to go. The excess of water can leak into the interior of your home and potentially damage insulation, ceilings, walls, or floors.
Contacting a professional right away to inspect and remove the ice dams is your safest best to avoid long term damage to your home’s interior and exterior.
Ice dams are heavy and can destroy your roof, gutter system, soffits, and fascia. Ice dams may even form on your siding and other parts of your exterior. Big or large icicles are a good sign you may have an ice dam and can cause harm to your or your family. Always be cautious when dealing with any ice removal yourself.
When the weather starts to get warmer, the melting process happens. As the ice melts, it seeps between the shingles and eventually seeps into your home causing interior damage. Ceilings, walls, floors, and even electrical problems can occur. Ice dams can also get extremely heavy and will break and fall off (sometimes taking the gutter with it) turning your walkways into a slippery mess.
The bottom line? If neglected, ice dams can result in significant damage to your home. We always recommend hiring a professional for ice dam removal, as they will remove them safely without damaging your home or putting you at risk on a slippery roof.
Have questions about ice dams? Give us a call at 952-641-6086 or contact us online.