Ice and Snow Removal in Bloomington Minnesota

Ice and Snow Removal Bloomington MinnesotaThis year in Bloomington, Minnesota we’ve been dealing with an especially harsh winter. This has meant more snow than usual and an overabundance of ice dams on homes around the area. At Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, we’re well versed in what it takes to get rid of ice and snow on your roof and help prevent ice dams in the process.

What Causes Ice Dams?

If you’re dealing with ice dams on a regular basis, it’s likely due to a number of issues, all of which can be prevented. A few of the more common causes of ice dams include:

Poor Insulation

Inadequate insulation is one of the most common causes of ice dams. If you notice areas of your roof becoming bare, while others stay snow covered, you could be dealing with inadequate insulation. One of the primary reasons why ice dams are formed is due to an attic that’s too warm. Adding insulation can help to prevent warm air from traveling from inside your home up into your attic. The team at Tollefson Bros. Exteriors would be happy to come out to your home to assess your current attic insulation to determine if its sufficient to prevent ice dams. In addition, you want to look for any air gaps that could be allowing heat to flow from inside your home to your attic. Filling these gaps can help to keep your attic cooler and in turn cut down on ice dams.

Poor Ventilation

While this may not seem very intuitive, proper attic ventilation is also key to preventing ice dams. Attic ventilation is able to draw cold outdoor air in and warm air out. A few ways to add ventilation to your attic is through installing a ridge vent across your entire roof, or adding soffit vents.

Keep Snow and Ice Off Your Roof

Another way to help prevent ice dams is by ensuring snow and ice is removed from your roof as soon as possible after a major winter storm. Severe snowstorms can add significant weight to your roof and if ice dams form, you could run into a situation where structural damage occurs due to the water making its way under your shingles and back into your attic and down into your living areas.

Reach Out to Tollefson Bros. Exteriors Today for More Information on Ice and Snow Removal

Whether you’re looking for advice on how to prevent ice dams, or simply looking for ice and snow removal for your roof, feel free to contact the professionals at Tollefson Bros. Exteriors today by phone at 952-881-2218. We’ll be happy to come out to your home to give you an estimate on any of our services.

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