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Hans Casperson of Duluth sprays high-temperature steam onto an ice dam on the roof of a home. Casperson is owner of Duluth Ice Dam Removal. (File / News Tribune)

Snow load on roofs diminishing with melt

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That sigh you hear when the house is quiet tonight may be your roof trusses relaxing a little after carrying an aching load of snow this winter.


While daily thawing and melting might cause ice dam issues, the melting snow this week is a great relief to the structural integrity of Northland roofs, engineers at the University of Minnesota Duluth said Monday.

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