We know what’s coming. But with any luck, it won’t be nearly as severe as last winter. Still, our drop in temperatures should be a sign of action we can take now to help save heating dollars in the months ahead. Never before have homeowners had more tools and technology to check their homes for heating problems and poor insulation. Both deficiencies will contribute to costly heating bills and the formation of ice dams.
Many homeowners were happy to see warmer weather Tuesday, but they weren’t so happy to see what comes with it – ice dams.
After weeks of agonizing cold, a winter warm-up was the perfect tonic for stir-crazy Minnesotans. The Mounds View Nordic team strapped on their cross-country skis to make the most of the day at Como Park’s ski area in St. Paul. Darlene Fry and her daughter Emma were also there to get in some badly-needed winter fun. “It’s nice, very nice,” Fry said. “We heard it’s supposed to go down again next week, so it’s good timing.”
You may not even want to think about it, but winter is right around the corner. WCCO-TV meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we could see our first frost by this weekend.
This year’s end of winter could make a yearly problem much worse than normal. Ice dams could go from bad to worse and cost homeowners thousands of dollars.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Recently, the weather has provided the perfect storm for ice dams on your roof: snow and freezing temps. You’ve likely noticed a puddle that forms right on the outside edge of your […]
Ice dams have caused many problems this winter, but for one family the problems have been so bad they’ve been forced to move out of their home.
Temperatures in the 30s on Saturday may have felt good but it’s been a mess for a lot of people. That includes a church in New Richmond, Wis. where crews are working through the night to remove huge ice dams before Sunday morning services.
For the first time in a long time we got some warmer temps Friday. It was enough to get folks back outdoors without all the heavy gear, but this weekend’s warmer weather could create headaches too.
Insurance companies in Minnesota are calling this year catastrophic.
The city of St. Paul is advising residents to take action to clear their rooftops of ice and snow now, to avoid potential damage in the future.
We have all seen the damage ice dams can do inside our homes. But almost all of us have icicles hanging from our gutters and roofs. So, when do icicles become ice dams and what’s the difference?
Unusual weather conditions have been causing problems for some Minnesota homeowners.
Many homeowners have an added expense this holiday season all thanks to the snow.