Jan 20, 2018

Preventing Ice Dams With Blower Door Testing

Can home energy performance testing really help you prevent ice dams on your home? Hear how blower door testing can help you solve your ice dam problems from our COO, Andy Lindus.

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How Winter Weather Affects Your Roof

Weather conditions this month are creating the ideal situation for ice dams to form on Twin Cities homes. Ice dams are problematic because they compromise the integrity of your home.  Results can include torn off gutters, loosened shingles, and even water backing up into a home, causing thousands of dollars in damage.

While there are many temporary fixes available in the marketplace, the only true solution to fixing your ice dam problem is to have a home performance test done at your home to see where the air leaks are. This will allow you to know where you are lacking insulation in your home.  Adding insulation will create a barrier to prevent heat from escaping from your roof, which results in ice dams.

A question came from a homeowner interested in getting a blower door test.  They wanted to know if the test could be performed year-round or if it should be restricted to the winter months.  While testing can be done throughout the year, winter provides the optimal time because infrared imaging will be much easier to conduct in the winter because of such drastic differences in temperature between a home’s interior and exterior.

Blower door testing is the best way for a homeowner to be provided with a road map that shows where their home is energy efficient and where improvements are needed.

Here’s How a Blower Door Test is Conducted:

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling or texting 651.461.9226.


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"The crew was quick and efficient; they did a good job with the clean-up. The roof looks great."

Barb A.
St. Croix Falls, WI
August 24, 2023

"The roof installation went very well. The crew was very nice. I am impressed by how fast they were in the heat."

David L.
Baldwin, WI
August 1, 2023

"We are very happy with the gutter and roofing project at our home. It took only two days for the complete roofing (with lifetime shingles) and underlayment project!  The next day the gutter crew came out and completed our 163 feet of LeafGuard® Gutters.  Everyone was friendly knew their job! They were a well-oiled machine."

David S.
Stillwater, MN
May 19, 2023

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Minneapolis, MN
May 17, 2023

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May 11, 2023

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Andover, MN
March 16, 2023
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