Everything you wanted to know about ice dams

It’s been a particularly bad winter for roof ice dams in the metro area. Homeowners seeking do-it-yourself solutions tend to receive suggestions about getting up on a ladder to apply salt to the roof or rake off snow, followed by dire warnings about the dangers of climbing ladders. Even the University of Minnesota’s ice dam information page contains repair advice alongside warnings about taking action.

MPR’s Midmorning is devoting its 10 a.m. hour to winter home repair, featuring experts who will try to provide some guidance on how to handle ice dams. Listen live or check it out later online.

Have you found any ice dam advice useful?

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