Ice Dams

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Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Ice Dams

A customer from the Twin Cities has had ice damming problems for the last four winters. With a steeped pitch roof, snow builds up at the most troubling area–right above the front door. Here is an edited recording of the call this homeowner had with a

Coach as they work through the unique problems specific to this project. Additionally, Coach Mike offered some longer-term suggestions for improvement that can be made the next time the house is reroofed, some additional things to consider regarding the pros and cons of heating cables, and proper gutter installation and placement. After the call, Coach Mike followed up with the homeowner provided a list of solutions to consider and materials to buy.

Coach Mike has over 30 years of experience with high-end remodeling and custom projects in the Chicago area. Mike’s expertise includes time as a lead carpenter, experience with electrical and plumbing work, tile setting, and trowel trades and owning his own construction company.