Prevent Damaging Ice Dams with Insulation

The Problem.

In the winter, many Minnesota homes develop destructive ice dams. Ice dams are caused by warm, moist air escaping your home and freezing on your roof which is often the result of poor insulation. The ice that builds up can creep back into your shingles, damaging them and allowing water to leak back into the ceilings and wall below. The ice shelves can also break off and fall on people or property, making them dangerous for people and destructive to property.

The Solution.

Reducing ice dams caused by poor insulation is actually easy– air sealing and insulating your attic is the best solution. Depending on how much work needs to be done, this could cost $1,000 – $4,500, but most quotes fall somewhere in the middle. While the cost can be intimidating, there are rebates which greatly reduce the cost and 0% financing available (see below).

This is money well spent – some of the benefits of insulation and air sealing can include:

  • Improved comfort and temperature consistency in your home
  • Lower energy bills (heat in winter and AC in summer)
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • A healthier home with reduced outdoor air pollution and noise
  • Increased property value

Free Money – While it lasts!

CenterPoint Energy provides rebates to cover 30% of project costs up to $500 for home attic insulation + $500 for air sealing. If you live in the Tangletown Neighborhood, while funds last, the Tangletown Neighborhood Association will match one of the CenterPoint Energy rebates for double the incentive. That’s up to $1,500 towards your project! With the City of Minneapolis offering 0% financing, there’s never been a better time to take action.

Help & Assistance

The recommended first step is to schedule a Home Energy Audit to learn whether insulation or attic sealing is the right choice for you. You can submit the form online, or contact or 612-244-2484. If you’re ready to have the work completed, make sure to hire a Rebate Eligible Installer. Visit our energy rebate page for more information on our rebate program!