Winter is fast approaching, and with the cold weather comes snow that could eventually cause an ice dam on your home. There are going to be many contractors that offer a fast fix once the problem has presented itself, but these solutions could hurt your home even further. Before you look for ice dam removal in Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas, consider investing in getting your home in shape now before you have a problem that you need to fix in an emergency.
1. Seal All Warm Air Leaks
Warm air rises, and will want to escape wherever it can. We want to control the leak so that the warm air vents where we want it to through proper ventilation, but we don’t want the warm air venting onto vulnerable places on your roof as to cause the ice dam in the first place. Even if a contractor removes the ice dam for you, without fixing the problem that caused it you will be in the same situation later.
2. Insulate the Living Area
Don’t allow conduction and convection to heat through the ceiling and warm your roof. The water that melts under the snow will refreeze and compound any ice dam that might form there. In addition, proper insulation can help your home’s energy efficiency and save you money on your heating bills.
3. Ensure Proper Ventilation
Let the air vent where you want it to! Controlling the air flow will be the first step in preventing your attic from heating the roof too much, and help prevent ice dams into the future.
Preventing ice damns in Brooklyn Park MN can be troublesome, but if you already have a problem, make sure you hire a contractor that knows what they are doing. Many ice dam removal companies in Brooklyn Park and the surrounding areas will use high pressure machines that can cause additional damage to your home. Ice Dam Liquidators uses a gentle steamer that will not cause damage to your roof or gutters and helps stop the problem from growing worse. Contact Ice Dam Liquidators today to learn more about how we can help you remove your ice dams or prevent future ones from forming.