Posted by Brandon Vasquez on Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 at 3:26pm.

Ice Dam Visual

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." --Benjamin Franklin

With the abundance of snow we’ve already had this year, we wanted to encourage each of you to consider taking steps necessary to remove excess snow from your roofs. 

This is not only an issue for those of you with flat roof sections on your home.  It potentially is as serious an issue for everyone, as the volume of snow and daytime temperatures create ideal conditions for ice damming.   

Because our snow conditions are more extreme than we’ve seen for quite some time, we wanted to issue this recommendation to you now, rather than wait until many of you begin to encounter problems. 

We will begin to compile a list of potential snow removal services, should you need recommendations.

 Let’s enjoy the beauty of this winter, rather than letting it get the better of us.

 Our best wishes to you for a wonderful 2011!

 Barry  Chad   Paul   Becky   Deb   Cat


Link to local articles on Ice Dams

The Minnesota Department of Commerce's Office of Energy Security

has dedicated a Web page to ice dams.

Visit and do a search for "ice dams."

University of Minnesota article - 12/23/2010

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