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Ice Dam Damage in Aitkin?

2/8/2022 (Permalink)

A person removes snow from their roof. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in Aitkin County.

SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties has helped many people in Aitkin restore storm-damaged properties. According to the State of Minnesota Commerce Department, ice dams are common in Minnesota due to the heavy snowfall and extreme cold. They offer these tips for preventing ice dams:

  • Ice dams are not caused by roofing, ventilation, or gutter problems, as often believed. The real problem is a home that is leaking warm air.
  • Due to inadequate air sealing, heat from the home’s interior gets into the attic and melts the underside of the snow on the roof. The melted snow water flows down the roof surface until reaching a cold spot, such as the eaves or soffit, where it forms a frozen dam.
  • Over time, especially with a snow-covered roof in subfreezing temperatures, more ice can build up. Eventually, water starts seeping into the home.
  • Because the primary cause of ice dams is warm air leaking from the attic, the best prevention is to seal leaks with caulking or expanding spray foam, with attic insulation installed to a minimum of R-50 as space allows.

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Aitkin residents and businesses can trust SERVPRO® of Aitkin, Carlton & West St. Louis Counties to restore their storm damage, “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at 218-879-6141.

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