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Prevent Property Damage from Ice Dams

Minnesota Winters Happen Every Year

There is no way to guarantee that your structure will never experience ice dams, but proper insulation may prevent and lessen property damage. Ice dams form on your roof during the snowy months when snowmelt collects behind the frozen edges of the rooftops and seeps between shingles. Water will eventually permeate your roof and leak in attic areas causing mold, rust, stained surfaces, rot and peeling paint.

What a mess!

Ice Dam Prevention

How Do Ice Dams Form?

A major cause of ice dams is heat escaping from your home interior into the attic or ceiling crawl space. Most houses have cracks in the insulation around light fixtures, wall joints, chimneys and piping. These fissures, along with any missing insulation, openings behind your drywall and roof access hatches, contribute to the formation of ice dams.

Once the source of heat loss is identified, it is time to install new insulation. The best solution is spray foam or blow-in varieties in order to address the hard-to-reach areas where heat loss often occurs. Batts and form-cut insulation is inadequate to cover these cracks and adhere correctly to joists, lumber and other siding.

Trust Spray Foam Tech

We offer the inspection and installation expertise you need to minimize the damage that ice dams can cause. We will find the problem areas, measure current insulation thickness and install modern insulation that will fill any cracks, holes or missing areas. Not only will our processes save you money by reducing the need for future home repairs and insulation replacements, but your monthly energy bill will also decrease as less heat leaks into the ceiling. This waste often accounts for up to 30% of home heat loss.

Address the Problem Today

The expense of aging insulation or no insulation at all in your home can be extreme. Save yourself the headache and money, and call our friendly team today to schedule an onsite inspection.