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“Ice dams have been known to cause major water damage by lifting up the roof’s shingles and allowing water to enter the attic,” the city said. “The water in the attic may then either run down the exterior wall or leak through the ceiling into the living space.
“Such water intrusion can cause electrical shortages and drywall damage, as well as create waterlogged insulation. In the summer, this water-soaked area could lead to mold. Ice dams also can damage fascia, soffit and rain gutters.”
Snow rakes are a good way to deal with the snow, but there are professionals who can do a better job. “Be sure to get a copy of your professional’s workers comp and liability insurance before he or she gets to work,” the city says.
The University of Minnesota Extension has information on ice dams at www.extension.umn.edu/environ ment/housing-technology/moisture-management/ice-dams-removing. Savage’s building department also can answer questions.
Outsiders welcome to eye city’s offerings
Registration for parks offerings in Prior Lake is now open, and the city is inviting nonresidents to be added to the mailing list for catalogs of activities.
If you’re interested, call 952-447-9820. You can check out activities at www.priorlake recreation.com or www.face book.com/CityofPriorLake.