How to avoid same problems next year

The winter of 2011 has provided the Northwest Corner with some truly stunning displays of icicles. Drive (or take a slippery walk) down any local street, and you will be struck by the prevalence of huge icicles and ice dams on the eaves of many homes, both old and new.

Beautiful as they may be, these ice formations are the symptoms of some serious outflows of energy from within the structures they adorn.

The ice buildup, commonly referred to as an “ice dam,” is typically created when heat leaks through a snow-covered roof.

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