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How Do Ice Dams Form in Minnesota?

There are multiple reasons why Ice Dams form on building structures in Chanhassen homes. Two of the most common reasons are a lack of insulation and to much snow on your roof.

Most times when we get large amounts of snow or as we get enough snow built up over time, the snow starts to cover up your vents. These roof vents you don't think about often but they are very important. As heat rises your roof needs to breath, these vents allow your roof to do that. If your vents are clogged, the heat has nowhere to go, so then it starts to heat up your roof. Once the roof heats up, the snow melts, as it reaches the 2' overhang on the edge of your home, that is no longer heated it refreezes. Over days of this happening ice dams get large and start to hold water. Once there is too much water, it breaks through your roof and you have an unwanted waterfall inside your home or walls.
What Is An Ice Dam?
Ice dams are walls of ice on your roof that act like any other dam. They block water from going down your roof and prevent your roofing materials from doing their job.

Shingles and other roofing materials are designed to help water flow off your Chanhassen home. As water backs up from the wall of ice, that water starts moving under your shingles and starts looking for the easiest way to move down. As your roofing materials aren’t designed for this, they simply don’t stand a chance. Water will win.

Heat escaping from your home rises and melts the snow, but not all at the same time or in the same areas. As the water from the melted snow comes in contact with the snow that hasn’t melted, it gets colder and colder until it eventually freezes. That ice builds up and creates a wall (the ice dam) that holds water that either freeze and increases the size of the wall or puddles up behind it. The heat is always released from your home, however, it comes more rapidly from vents, skylights, and other areas that have less insulation. This means snow melts in those areas before it melts in areas that have better insulation or are lower on the roof. A lot of times this is near the gutters which are where many ice dams begin.
 

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How Can I Stop My Roof From Leaking?

If you are in Chanhassen, you know how our winters can be and how much snow we can see come down. If you have snow on your roof and icicles coming down from your gutters, the water can be from an ice dam that is preventing the water from running off the top of your home. Normally, water will flow down your roofing materials and into your gutters, but something may be blocking that process. The only way to stop it is to remove the obstacle.

Getting on your Minnesota roof any time of the year can be dangerous, but even more so when it is cold and wet. Putting a ladder up and then climbing to reach the roof during these conditions is something that should be done by professionals.

The Ice Dam Crew are those professionals in Chanhassen and is skilled at operating in these conditions. We work all over Minnesota. From Chanhassen / St. Paul to Rochester and everywhere in between. They are also one of the most trusted companies in the USA at finding and removing ice dams from roofs. Once the ice dam is removed, the water will flow as normal; outside of your home and not into your home. Reach out to us at 1-833-ICE CREW (1-833-423-2739) to get started.

 
 

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