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Ice Dams

I've been seeing ice dams all over the Twin Cities, and I've heard from a number of homeowners who are having problems with ice dams right now. I've written about ice dams extensively on this blog, so I'm putting[...]

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How to prevent ice dams from the exterior

I’ve written about how to prevent ice dams by fixing attic air leaks and insulation, as well as several hack methods showing how to remove ice dams, but I still get a lot of questions about ice dam prevention. ¬†For[...]

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How To Prevent Ice Dams (the right way)

The perfect conditions for ice dams are large amounts of snow and temperatures in the teens and twenties, which is what we're expected to have this week.[...]

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Thinking of adding more insulation to your attic? Read this first.

If you're tired of dealing with ice dams and you've decided to finally get your attic re-insulated, please read this first. You might save yourself a lot of time and money.[...]

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Preventing Ice Dams From The Exterior

Occasionally I'll come across a house with no attic space in the areas where heat loss is occurring, or there isn't access to the attic areas. In these cases, it probably isn't cost effective to fix the problems that[...]

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How To Prevent Ice Dams

Water leakage from ice dams is an epidemic in Minnesota right now. The heavy amount of snowfall and temperatures in the teens have been the perfect conditions to create ice dams.[...]

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How To Prevent Ice Dams

Ice dams are caused by the same thing I've been blogging about for the last several entries; heat loss! The most obvious sign of heat loss in attics is ice dams - those huge masses of ice that build[...]

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