Another winter is here and we all know what that means…..snow and ice! There is no escaping the winter weather in the St. Paul, Minnesota area, so we do our very best to prepare for it. That preparation comes in many forms. We need heavy coats and gloves, and we need to be sure our vehicles are safe to drive in the frozen precipitation. The exterior of our homes takes quite a beating each winter as well and one area that we cannot easily access regularly is our roof. Ice dams are a dangerous reality for our homes each year. Refuge Roofing & Siding can help you prevent ice dams and protect your home from injury and damage.
Ice Dam Prevention in St. Paul, MN
Ice dams can build up on your roof when ice and snow thaws and then refreezes on your roof. When this happens repeatedly a ridge of ice can form that prevents water from draining off of your roof properly. Instead the water can get trapped on your roof and eventually cause a leak into your home. One potential cause of ice dams is improperly insulated and ventilated attics. Heat escapes from your roof and can warm the snow that has fallen on your roof. When temperatures drop or this water reaches another part of your home that is cooler, then the water re-freezes. Ice dams are extremely common in the Minnesota area and causes significant damage to local homes.
Refuge Roofing and Siding can remove snow from your roof periodically to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof and eliminating the risk of water damage to your roof and inside your home. Removing snow is one of the best ways to prevent ice dams from forming. In addition, if you find that an ice dam has formed, our team can also remove it completely by using our low-pressure steamers that remove ice and snow without causing any damage to your shingles. Other companies may claim to be able to complete this process as well, but be very careful. Many of the pressure equipment used for this purpose can cause significant damage to the exterior of your home.
Minnesota Ice Dam Prevention and Removal
Winter comes quickly in St. Paul, MN and there is no way to prevent the snow from falling. Refuge Roofing & Siding can help you prepare your home for the winter months this year and remove the snow on your roof that can cause an ice dam to form. Call us today at 651-PRO-ROOF to learn more about our ice dam prevention services.