After months of snow fall in this Eden Prairie neighborhood, these homeowners started to notice ice dams forming on the eaves of their home. After asking for recommendations from friends, they decided to call Trinity Exteriors to help.
In order to prevent further damage from water pooling on the edge of the roof, the first step was to remove the ice dams. We chiseled the dams down to within 2-3 inches of the surface of the shingles (to avoid causing damage to the shingles). We then applied an ice melt as an additional form of mitigation to the dams. Instead of regular rock salt, we use Pure Calcium Chloride Snow & Ice Melt, which is safer for plants and pavement. We then removed the snow from the roof, which takes away the fuel that builds the ice dam, so that future ice dams are less likely to form. Once complete, we ensured that all snow was cleared from the top of any walkways and entry areas of the home.