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3 Ways to Reduce Ice Dams on Your Roof This Winter

By November 27, 2015No Comments

As we slowly transition to colder weather, our homes become vulnerable to ice damming. Ice dams and icicles form whenever snow melts and then refreezes on the edge of your roof. This happens when parts of your roof warms up enough to melt the snow, it then drips off the edge in freezing temperatures.

In this post, we offer the three ways to reduce ice dams.

Reduce Ice Dams with a Cool Roof

If parts of your roof become warm and the rest stays cold, the snow melts and refreezes at the edge. That’s why it’s necessary to keep your roof cold. You can do that by closing up attic bypasses and measuring your attic’s insulation levels. It’s also important to keep the eaves and ridge are ventilated properly. Make it a point to seal and insulate ducts, as well. We recommend that you consult an expert for help when doing this to ensure your safety and the proper implementation.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Your gutters serve as your home’s drainage system. Before winter comes, make sure you have your local experts have a look at your gutters. Keep these free from debris for years through a gutter protection system, such as Gutter Helmet®. We would be happy to help you out. If your gutters are old and damaged, then hanging gutters in Grand Rapids MN, or the local area, would be your best bet. Installing new gutters will keep your home drier this coming season.

Install a Gutter Protection System

Gutter Helmet will protect your home from various problems. It has a patented nose-forward design, which lets rainwater in while keeping everything else out. Its textured and ribbed surface also increase surface tension and tensile strength. This means that Gutter Helmet is designed to withstand the heaviest rainfall and snow loads. Installing this system will protect your gutters for many winters to come.

Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota will keep ice dams at bay. If you need more information about our products and services, give us a call today. We’ll be ready to assist you and recommend the best gutter solutions.