St. Paul homeowner hopes metal roof will deter ice dams

St. Paul homeowner hopes metal roof will deter ice dams

Most people would agree that leaks are annoying. Imagine having a leaky roof for 20 years without knowing the source.

Angie’s List member Paul Ellringer of St. Paul, Minnesota, suffered through such leaks, until he hired highly rated Nokomis Roofing of Minneapolis. The company quickly uncovered the problem.

“The flashing between the porch and the main house was not installed properly when the last roof was installed,” Ellringer says in a Pages of Happiness review.

Ellringer actually hired the company to solve a common problem many Twin Cities homeowners face during the winter. “My house has had terrible ice dams for the last 30 years,” he wrote.

So Ellringer hired Nokomis to replace the asphalt roof on the main portion of the house with a metal shake roof, and put a new asphalt roof on the garage.

As a licensed design professional, Ellringer says he was impressed with the roofer’s work. “Nokomis Roofing did an excellent job of installing my new metal roof,” he wrote. “They understood how important it is to install proper flashing, which is an area missed by many contractors.”

Now that the metal roof is installed, Ellringer says its first winter will tell if the $21,000 investment paid off. Still, he’s not worried.

“I am confident that the metal roof will solve my ice dam problems,” Ellringer says. “I expect this roof to be trouble-free for my lifetime.”


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The half cylinders of tile roofing are common on Spanish Colonial and Mission styles; cement and some metal roofs imitate tile’s wavy effect. All are expensive, very durable, and tend to be very heavy. (Photo courtesy of bobvila.com)
The half cylinders of tile roofing are common on Spanish Colonial and Mission styles; cement and some metal roofs imitate tile’s wavy effect. All are expensive, very durable, and tend to be very heavy. (Photo courtesy of bobvila.com)

Homeowners have many options when it comes to replacing their roofs. Some of the most popular types include asphalt shingle, wood, metal, tile, cement and slate.

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