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Cold Climate Housing Research Center
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CCHRC
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Webpage describing how different amounts and types of snow loads affect the structural integrity of roofs and homes.
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Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
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IBHS
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Webpage providing guidance for homeowners on how much snow weight a typical roof can handle and when to consider removing snow from the roof.
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Minnesota Department of Commerce Energy Information Center
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Minnesota Department of Commerce
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Article describing the causes that form ice dams, as well as solutions for preventing future ice dams on roofs, focusing on air sealing to prevent hot air leakage.
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Paul Fisette
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UMass Amherst Department of Environmental Conservation
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Article describing how ice dams form on residential roofs, how they damage homes, and solutions to prevent future dams.
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Chris Dorsi
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Montana State University Extension
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Article from Montana State University Extension explaining how proper insulation techniques can greatly reduce the risks of ice dams on roofs in cold climate zones.
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IBHS DisasterSafety
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IBHS
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List of recommendations from IBHS on how to protect homes from ice dam formation.
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Wisconsin Focus on Energy
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Wisconsin Focus on Energy
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Ice dam fact sheet from Wisconsin Focus on Energy explaining how to prevent future ice dams on homes by learning about their formation and mitigation of contributing factors.
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Kenneth Hellevang
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NDSU
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Webpage explaining how to mitigate heat loss through roofs for ice dam prevention.
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Joseph Lstiburek
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Building Science Corporation
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Article describing the importance of air sealing, insulation, and roof ventilation in reducing the likelihood of ice dam formation on roofs in cold snowy climates.