From the category archives: Intelligent Design Blog - Roofing, Maple Grove

Ice Dams

Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected During the Spring

Intelligent Design offers comprehensive roofing repair, roofing installation, and roofing replacement for home and business owners in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We also repair roofs that have been damaged by ice over the winter.

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The Problem Within: How Poor Ventilation can Destroy Your Roof

Sometimes, poor ventilation isn’t only a comfort problem. A lot of people inquiry about attic ventilation—and for good reason. If your home’s attic and roof ventilation aren’t taken care of, moisture can increase. Mold can thrive. Damages can occur. Often, homeowners find themselves needing emergency surfaces, due to fully preventable disasters.

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3 Ways to Protect Your Roof During the Winter Months

Severe weather during the winter months can lead to roof damage. If you are a homeowner, the last thing you want to contend with in the cold are problems with your roof. Fortunately, you can take proactive measures to reduce your chances of incurring roof damage.

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How to Prevent Your Roof From Collapsing During the Winter Months

Although your roof is sturdy and can withstand a lot, it’s not impervious to severe weather. Roofs that may be approaching their final years or those that are already damaged are at risk of collapsing during the winter months. Fortunately, you can improve the condition of your roof to ensure that it doesn’t collapse and threaten your family’s safety.

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How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

After investing in a new roof, it’s only natural to want that roof to last for years to come. Although the type of material you choose for your roof will affect your roof’s longevity the most, there are some measures you can take to extend the life of your roof.

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Ice Dam Removal

A beaver makes a dam in order to block off water so he can create a home. Mother Nature, on the other hand, creates another type of dam caused by weather. This particular blockade is called an ice dam, and it can be quite destructive to a home. And it may even cost the homeowner a great deal of money to fix it.

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Ice Dam Removal Introduction

Ice dams are blockages caused by winter weather. Like many problems with a roof, it's best to leave the experts to handle the problem. A roofing company comes to your home and address the situation. Additionally, roofers have the ability to prevent future ice dams from forming.

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Ice Dam Prevention

Proper attic insulation, attic ventilation and roofing installation are all keys to preventing ice dams. In our article “How do ice dams form”, we explained what causes ice to form at the eave edges. The key to preventing ice dams is obviously to stop warm air from getting into the attic space as well as getting the warm air that does enter the attic out quicker. This is accomplished by making sure that there is adequate insulation installed.

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