This Year In Minnesota Has Turned Out To Be The Mother Of All Ice Dam Winters

Minnesota property owners and homeowners have never seen ice dams as severe as we’ve had this year. The result has led to a surge of insurance claims for rotting ceilings and walls, collapsing roofs other problems.

For Minnesota property owners this has shaped up as a really bad catastrophe year. We keep hearing the same thing over and over from property managers and homeowners: “I’ve lived here a long time and I’ve always had ice dams, but they’ve never been this bad and they’ve never caused roof leaks until this year”, referring to surging ice dam claims on top of damage from 104 tornadoes in the summer. The worst year for ice dams was in 2001, when insurance companies paid out $50 million in losses. This year has been as bad or worse.  It turned from the garden variety of ice dam winters to the mother of all ice dam winters.

Until this year, ice dam problems were more evident in older houses in first-tier suburbs. This year, even newer suburban houses have problems because the snow is deep and blocking roof vents where warmer air usually would escape.

If your building has experienced  ice damming, contact a reliable roofing contractor to repair the roof damage as soon as possible. They will work with your insurance company and can assist you in filing your claim.

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One Response to “This Year In Minnesota Has Turned Out To Be The Mother Of All Ice Dam Winters”

  1. Jill Says:

    Ya sure got that right. Ice dams caused extensive damage to our home this winter.
    Enjoyed your articles.
    https://stormdamagerepairmn.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/winter-buildup-still-causing-headaches-for-minnesota-homeowners/

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