The average annual snowfall total in the Cambridge and East Bethel, MN area is more than 50 inches. Snow and ice are simply a part of our daily lives in this area. Managing it all winter can be a real chore. It is enough to shovel your driveway and sidewalk, but another area of your property that needs regular attention during the winter months is your roof. When snow falls, it collects on your roof and can cause significant problems, especially when it piles up or it begins to melt and then refreezes. The process of melting and refreezing because of temperature variability on your roof can cause an ice dam, which can damage your roof and even the inside of your home. Refuge Roofing & Siding spends the winter months specializing in roof ice and snow removal in Cambridge, MN.
Safely Removing Snow and Ice from Your Roof, Cambridge and East Bethel
Our team of roofing contractors can access your roof safely and actually remove snow that has collected there, so that it will not melt, refreeze and cause you costly problems. Large amounts of snow or ice dams can fall off of your home and fall on a person (or vehicle) underneath. They can also cause horrible water damage inside your home when the snow and ice get so heavy that your roof is compromised. Ice dams can cause structural damage to your roof in addition to leaks. Refuge Roofing & Siding uses a low-pressure steamer to melt and remove the snow and ice that has collected on your roof. This is the safest method for your home, minimizing the potential for shingle or roof damage.
Preventing Ice Dams from Forming on your Roof
Our licensed contractors also use other strategies to prevent snow and ice from piling up on your roof. One highly effective strategy is making sure that you have proper insulation and ventilation in your attic so that the temperature of your roof is consistent. We can close off attic bypasses, keeping the heat in your home from coming up into your attic and warming your roof, and we can add soffit and roof vents which will also prevent ice dams from ever forming.
Minnesota Snow and Ice Removal Services
We cannot control how much snow and ice fall this year in Cambridge or East Bethel, MN, but we can be ready for it. Refuge Roofing & Siding can help you with roof ice and snow removal services so that you can rest easy knowing that your home is protected. Call us at 651-PRO-ROOF for more information.