Located south of Minneapolis and Saint Paul and just about thirty minutes from Rochester along the shores of the Cannon River sits the friendly town of Northfield. Known as a college town, Northfield has a welcoming atmosphere that gives one plenty to do in the realm of the arts, history and nature. While it does get plenty of sunshiny days, the winter does bring an above average amount of snowfall which can do roofing and gutter damage to your home.
Icicles hanging from your roof may look pretty but it can point to underlying problems which is one of your home’s enemies, ice dams. Ice dams are formed when warmer temperatures or heat escaping from your attic or roof space melts the snow sitting on your roof. As the snow begins to melt it runs down to the coldest part of your roof and freezes, thus the ice builds up in your gutters and the icicles form. Because of this ice dam, the thawing snow begins to pool behind it, backing up underneath your roofing shingles, eventually finding its way inside your home. Water running down your walls and ceilings can only be part of the damage as it can ruin your drywall, insulation and paint, even stain the wood around your windows and doors. And once the ice dam appears, it is a continual cycle until the problem has been repaired. Should the ice dam break free it can take with it not only the roofing shingles but the gutter as well.
If you have noticed ice dams forming during the winter months it is best to have your roofing and attic inspected by qualified roofing contractors. The experienced team at Ronningen Roofing will access any problems and potential problems, discuss it with you and give you a written estimate. Our roofing contractors are not only experienced, but we use quality products. We will make all necessary repairs so that your home is safe and secure in every season.