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If you live in the Twin Cities area , you’ve probably heard of ice dams. But how do they form, and how can you protect your roof from them? In this post, we’ll answer these questions and more.

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Was your home built in the 1960s or earlier? Do you have a second story room with knee walls or storage access panels down low on the wall? Are you having issues with ice dams at your home's eaves (near the gutters) in the wintertime?

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1. Ensure adequate insulation: Insulating the attic or roof space helps to maintain a uniform temperature across the roof, preventing snow from melting and refreezing at the roof's edges. 2.

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As a licensed Minnesota roofing company, one service we offer that many homeowners around the Minneapolis area need is ice dam prevention.   Understanding how ice dams form on a roof's edge is important to getting to a permanent solution that will eliminate this problem.

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If you're a regular reader of our blog, you probably have noticed we've been posting about ice dams lately.   And there's a good reason for this: there is still time to get a system in place that will prevent them from forming.

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Would it surprise you to know that one of the contributors to ice dam formation on roof edges here in the Twin Cities is improper attic insulation?  While there are a number of other factors that cause ice dams, warm attic spaces can be problematic.

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Does your home start to look like this during a long Twin Cities winter? We know that those picture-perfect icicles may put some in the holiday mood, but when we see them we get real worked up, and not for good reasons.

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The recent snowfalls and freezing temps we've had across the Twin Cities metro are a stark reminder that winter will be here soon.   So now is the time to get your home ready for the coming cold weather, especially around your exterior.

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Believe it or not, there are still a lot of homeowners in the Twin Cities  area who don't have gutters on their homes because of the myth that gutters cause ice dam formation.

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You might be scratching your head, wondering why with the triple-digit temps we've been having recently that we're talking about preventing ice dams.  After all, the cold part of another Minnesota winter is probably at least five months off, right?

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