Ice Dams: A Sign of Wisconsin Winters

An ice dam is a buildup of ice and snow at the end of the roof that prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home causing damage to walls, ceilings, and insulation.

To prevent dams from forming, properly insulate and ventilate your attic to decrease heat loss through the roof. For help in removing excess snow and buildup from your roof, contact us.

For more information on ice dams and how they affect your home can be found on the University of Minnesota website.

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