Ice Dam Case Studies

Ice Dam Case Studies

The Ice dam company has removed more ice dams then any other company. We’ve also prevented many ice dams from ever occurring, through our extensive knowledge about ice dams and the situations that cause roof ice to form. The following case studies highlight some ice dam situations we have come across in our 25+ years of ice dam removal and prevention.


Anatomy of An Ice Dam

Do I Have an Ice Dam Problem?

Learn the anatomy of an ice dam and how / why they form. Understand the symptoms of an ice dam and the damage caused by water from ice dams in your home.

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6 Ice Dam Warning Signs

There are six things you can look for when you are determining how severe your roof ice dam issue may be.

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Common Ice Dam Locations on a Home

There are certain locations on a roof where ice dams happen, and don't happen. Here we have highlighted the areas you should be watching for ice dam occurrences.

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Ice Dams in Gutters: A Myth in the Making

There is a great deal of confusion and misinformation about the relationship between gutters and ice dams. We break down the truth and myth behind this frequently addressed topic.

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List of Ice Dam Removal Cost Factors

Ice dam removal can cost a pretty penny. We break down the factors that determine the cost to remove ice dams from your roof.

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Ice Dam Removal Cost

There is a significant difference between an ice dam removal estimated price and the cost of actually removing the ice dam. One major driver in ice dam removal cost is examined here.

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10 Ice Dam Facts: Ice Dam Myths Explored

There is a lot of misinformation on the topic of ice dams. We've got a handy cheat sheet for you: Fact and Fiction.

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Ice Dam Removal by Steam

There is a reason we only use steam to remove ice dams from your roof. It's the fastest and safest way. Here's why.

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Roof Pitch and Ice Dams: Part 1

Geometry plays a big role in the impact of ice dams on your roof. We examine how roof pitch (roof slope) directly affects the impact of ice dam damage.

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Eave Depth and Ice Dams: Part 1

The same ice dam can produce very different results depending on how deep your eave's are. Older homes vs. modern construction determine just how much time you have before your ice dams cause you problems.

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9 Common Types of Ice Dam Damage

What are the most common types of ice dam damage? See for yourself, here.

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Ice Dam Prevention: Go Thermal

Understand how to inspect your own roof for good or bad ventilation and insulation. Frost melt patterns can help you quickly identify where heat is escaping from your roof.

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Salt Socks, Pantyhose and Ice Dams

We have seen many different methods used to attempt to prevent ice dams. Learn the concept versus reality of using salt socks and pantyhose on your roof.

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Eave Construction and Ice Dams

Old school eave versus new school eave. Look at how eave construction directly affects if an ice dam will occur and how much damage it will cause.

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Ice Dam Prevention: Two Broad Approaches

How do you prevent ice dams on your home? We've got two broad approaches and expert answers for you.

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When Roof Shoveling Can Cause Problems

Using a roof rake to remove snow can cause a double dam making your problem much, much worse. We explain what happens when you use a roof rake and exactly how much snow should be removed from your roof.

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Preventing Ice Dams: Ventilation Part 1

Proper roof ventilation is an essential component of ice dam prevention. We show you how to look in your attic to see if you have adequate roof ventilation in your soffits.

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Close Up of an Ice Dam Leak

Do you ever wonder where the water goes when an ice dam is causing your roof to leak? We illustrate the travel pattern of the water here.

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Sun and Ice Dams: Cause and Effect

There is a relationship between sunshine and ice dam formation. Learn the cause and effect of this relationship here.

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Icicles and Ice Dams

Does the presence of icicles always mean that you have ice dams on your roof? The short answer is no. Read this case study to learn more about the relationship between ice dams and icicles and determine if your situation is a job for the professionals.

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Mansard Roof Ice Dams

Did you know that your house's roof style affects how severe your ice dam occurrence will be? Here we illustrate how ice dams affect one style of roof in particular, the mansard roof.

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4 Common Sources of Winter Roof Leaks

A roof leak doesn't necessarily mean you have ice dams. Here are four common sources of winter roof leaks.

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What Causes Ice Dams

There are many factors that contribute to whether or not ice dams will form on your roof. We haven't discussed in detail yet the one fundamental condition that must be met in order for ice dams to form: temperature. Learn about this underlying cause here.

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Snow Distribution and Ice Dams

You need snow to get ice dams. It is what causes the formation and growth of ice dams. Here we illustrate for you the relationship between snow and ice dams.

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Ice Dam Removal, Ice Dam Prevention

Removing Ice Dams in Minnesota: We Serve Many Areas in the Minneapolis Metro

The Ice Dam company based out of Hopkins, Minnesota, about 5 miles west of Minneapolis. We've done gutter ice removal, roof ice removal and ice dam removal all over the Twin Cities, on new houses and old ones.

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