Watch Out For Ice Dams This Winter

Winter in the Mid-West brings frigid air and snow which can result in damage to your home. Frozen water and improper ventilation and/or insulation in an attic can form thick ridges of solid ice that buildup along the eaves. These formations are known as ice dams.

It is important that property owners know about the effects of ice dams and how Superior Construction can help remove them safely and effectively.

Ice dams may start off as beautiful icicles hanging from your roof, but the buildup over time can result in significant damage inside your home. Dams can loosen shingles, tear off gutters, and cause water backup, which could dispense into the home. This could cause peeling paint, warped floors, stained ceilings, and soggy insulation in your attic. Unattended water damage could create mold and mildew in the affected areas of the home and become a nightmare for homeowners.

Most homeowners feel they can chisel and chop these ice dams on their own, but this method could cause significant damage to your roof and become a safety hazard. Snow and large patches of ice could drop onto you when standing below a dam, and climbing on a roof in slippery conditions can cause you to fall.

Luckily, Superior Construction specializes in removing ice dams. Unlike some of our competitors, we use steam to remove ice dams. This is to ensure that there is no damage to the homeowner’s roof and that the ice dams are removed entirely.

We understand how important it is to keep your home safe and up to code and that is why we go the extra mile when removing ice dams.

Be Proactive
Add insulation inside your attic. Increased insulation along with ventilation will ensure that warm air stays inside your home. If your attic stays cool, snow won’t melt and ice doesn’t form. Need assistance with this process? Superior Construction can help! Contact us, 763-424-9434

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