Now that we are finally in the midst of what appears to be normal winter weather we all see icicles beginning to grow from Bloomington roofing eaves. Although these icicles can be beautiful, they also mean one thing: ice dams might be forming.
Air leakage and heat loss is occurring from improper ventilation, attic air leakage, and inadequate ventilation. How to tell when this is happening? Icicles, ice dams, and spots on the roof that snow has melted.
While the icicles and bare spots should not do any damage, ice dams which may or may not be visible. If ice dams have formed, they can do major damage if left alone, and also if attempted to be removed. Ice dams can cause water leakage through the roof and into your attic space. This ultimately can lead to leakage through the ceiling and walls. If you notice any water damage, be sure to contact your local roofing and insulation contractor immediately.
If you end up needing ice dam remediation be sure to choose carefully. Research for Bloomington MN local construction companies and check for reviews. Snap Construction will inspect your Bloomington roofing and attic space to assess the damage and provide you with an itemized list for recommendations. Some companies may use pressure washers to remove ice dams. It is recommended to avoid this method because serious damage could be done to your roof. What about heat cables? Think of heat cables as a “Band-Aid” to the problem. This method will increase your energy bill and covers up the main cause of ice dams: improper ventilation and inadequate attic insulation.
Snap Construction provides a free no obligation visual and/or infrared attic inspections. A Bloomington MN field representative will determine what steps should be taken to reduce or eliminate ice dams at your home. Call or text today to schedule your inspection! 612-333-7627