What is an Ice Dam and Why is it Bad?

Ice Dam PreventionAt Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, Inc., we are in the business of keeping you safe and warm all throughout the winter. In Bloomington, Minnesota, proper venting and insulation plays an enormous role for ice dam prevention. Every year, we get a ton of calls with concerns for collapsed roofs and major roof leaks, all due to ice dams. We want our customers to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature may throw at them this winter. Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, Inc., aims to set you up with success for ice dam prevention during this winter and many more seasons to come.

An ice dam is a block of ice that will sometimes form at the edge of a roof during the wintertime. It prevents the melting snow, also known as water, from draining down the spout as usual. Since there is nowhere for the water to drain, it can sometimes begin to creep under the shingles and do some real damage. It is forced to back up behind the dam and start to leak into the home or office building. This can cause major damage to the walls, ceiling, and insulation within the house.

Proper Ventilation and Insulation

Fortunately for our residents here in Bloomington, ice dam prevention is completely possible. Proper ventilation and insulation are crucial to the prevention of ice dams in Bloomington, Minnesota. The real key to prevention of ice dam and all of its potential damages is to simply keep your attic and roof cooler well insulated. At Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, Inc., we take every measure to do just that. We perform Owens-Corning expanding blown-in fiberglass insulation. During the insulation process, we will measure and make recommendations for the R value of your home. This measures the amount of thickness your home needs to keep your attic well insulated. We will take every step to ensure both quality, effective insulation while not bypassing the importance of ventilation as well. We will properly allow ventilation within your baffles, ridge vents and soffit vents.

Stay safe and warm this winter in Bloomington, MN. Let us help prepare your home or business with the proper insulation and ventilation that it needs. For more detailed information about ice dam removal and prevention, contact our expert professionals today. Call Tollefson Bros. Exteriors, Inc., today at 952-881-2218 for a free estimate today.

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