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Remove Snow and Ice Dams from Your Home


Ice Dam and Snow Removal

Ice Dam and Snow removal in St Paul, Minnesota can be a real pain to deal with. We are a full-service snow removal/management company based out of St. Paul, MN. With a fleet of high-tech snow removal equipment and total dedication to customer satisfaction, our team of snow management experts will clear your lots professionally and quickly with every snowfall. When your property needs professional snow removal, parking lot clearing, sidewalk clearing, salting and other snow removal services call Austad Construction, Inc. 

Ice Dam


Ice Dam Diagram

Ice dams form when melting snow on a roof refreezes at the edge of the roof. If this situation continues, the ice can work its way back up the roof edge and get under the shingles. As the ice melts it will drip into the attic and through the walls damaging insulation, drywall, carpet and flooring and you can be left with a wet mess!

The most effective long term solution is to reduce or eliminate any sources of heat in the attic and ventilate the attic space of the roof. The underside of the roof deck must be close to the temperature of the exterior side of the roof. Ideally ventilation should be installed using a continuous soffit-and-ridge vent system with baffles at the lower side of the roof. Provide at least a 2-inch space between insulation and sheathing. By providing adequate ventilation as illustrated in this diagram, the temperature of the attic will be lowered thereby lowering the underside roof deck temperature.

ICE DAMS CAN CAUSE LONG TERM DAMAGE.

Austad construction is experienced in Residential and Commercial ICE DAM REMOVAL!!