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About: Joe Palumbo

Joe grew up in Lino Lakes, graduated from Forest Lake High School, and proudly served in the US Navy for two years in the early '90s.

After returning home and working for a local landscaping company for a couple of years, Joe discovered what he'd always suspected: that he loves working outdoors.

He started his landscaping company in 1995 but quickly realized that he didn't want to pack up and head indoors when winter rolled around-not even during harsh Minnesota winters.

Since then, Joe has enjoyed being part of the solution to a recurring problem facing Minnesota homeowners: ice dams on the roof. Joe has put his very soul into assembling the finest team of ice dam professionals-with the mission of making every winter a little safer and easier to endure for Minnesotans.

Although Joe is an incorrigible workaholic who rarely "takes it easy," he does enjoy a bit of hunting and camping in his spare time. He lives locally right here in the Twin Cites with his lovely wife, Dina.

Recent Posts by Joe Palumbo - Head Ice Dam Guy

Dirty Job: a Day of Ice Dam Removal

Ice dams are a simple problem: a bunch of ice collects on your roof during the winter.  Removing them should also be simple, right? Not for my company, Ice Dam Guys®.  I’ve been removing ice dams since 1996.  Usually when...
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DIY Ice Dam Removal: a Good Idea?

No, you should not try to remove ice dams from your roof yourself. Not unless you’re a trained and experienced pro who’s been on hundreds of roofs and logged hundreds of hours with an ice-dam steamer (which I’m guessing you...
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Joe Palumbo answers questions live on MyTalk 107.1

Joe Palumbo and Jay Falk were invited to come to MyTalk 107.1 and join the host Mimi Schoneman, Realtor with RE/MAX Results, to discuss everything listeners needed to know about those pesky Ice Dams!...
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3 Ice Dam Removal Checklists for Homeowners

This ice dam season, I’m guessing you’ll be in at least one of three situations: 1.  You want to prevent ice dams from forming on your roof. 2.  You have ice dams, and want to make sure you hire the...
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Can Attic Fans Help Prevent Ice Dams?

If heat doesn’t build up in your attic, you probably won’t have any ice dams.  One way to help prevent heat build-up – and therefore ice dams – is to have a well-insulated, well-ventilated attic.  That works. (Why?  Quick refresher:...
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Not All Ice Dams Are Created Equal

A headache is not just a headache.  It can be a migraine.  Or a caffeine headache if you didn’t get your morning cup of coffee.  Or a hangover because you had a few too many the night before.  How to...
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The Truth about Ice Dam Removal Safety Training

When you’re trying to decide on an ice dam removal service, probably one of the questions you want to determine is: Do these guys know what they’re doing?  Can they do the job safely? More specifically, you might wonder what...
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People Who Misspell “Ice Dam” “Ice Damn”

You know an ice dam removal “specialist” is dumber than a brick – or has never seen an ice dam in his life – when he spells it “ice damn,” with an N. Nothing wrong with spelling it wrong if...
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How Do I Know When the Ice Dam Season Is Over?

You want to know when you no longer have to worry about ice dams forming on your roof – right? Well, I can tell you in one sentence when the worrisome ice dam season is over: If it’s mid-February or...
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Should I Knock the Icicles off My Icy Roof?

Call us at 1-800-ICE-DAMS if you have an ice dam on your roof and live anywhere in the lower 48. We are properly licensed, bonded, and insured, and are the top-rated ice dam removal company in the US. You can end the...
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Ice Dam Prevention Tip – Turning the Heat Down

As cold and icy as ice dams are, they can’t form without heat. You know the story of how ice dams form. It’s winter, it’s cold, and you crank up the heat, but your attic isn’t properly insulated, so the...
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3 Common Ice Dam Removal Ripoffs

Call us at 1-800-ICE-DAMS if you have an ice dam on your roof and live anywhere in the lower 48. We are properly licensed, bonded, and insured, and are the top-rated ice dam removal company in the US. You can end the...
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Pre-Vacation Ice Dam Prevention Measures

You’re planning a wintertime vacation.  It’s a lovely time of year to travel.  You’ll have a great time! But when you get back home, what will you find?  Will you find a safe, comfortable home that’s exactly the way you...
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5 Ways to Deal with Water Leaks Caused by Ice Dams

Let’s get one thing straight right away – if an ice dam on your roof is causing your ceiling to leak, there’s no way to stop the leaking without having the ice dam removed. But if you want to control...
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3 Ways to Minimize Ice Dam Removal Costs

Call us at 1-800-ICE-DAMS if you have an ice dam on your roof and live anywhere in the lower 48. We are properly licensed, bonded, and insured, and are the top-rated ice dam removal company in the US. You can end the...
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How to Forecast (and Prevent) Ice Dams

Plenty of homeowners know they’re looking at an ice dam when they see tons of ice on their roof (literally).  Oftentimes these ice dams are littered with a string of long dazzling icicles.  But how do you know when you’re...
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Why Does Ice Dam Removal Cost So Darn Much?

Call us at 1-800-ICE-DAMS if you have an ice dam on your roof and live anywhere in the lower 48. We are properly licensed, bonded, and insured, and are the top-rated ice dam removal company in the US. You can end the...
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eHow.com’s poor advice for ice dam removal

I am shocked to see a quality site such as ehow.com give such poor advice on how to remove an ice dam. We have been in the ice dam removal industry for more than 15 years. You should never strike...
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Ice dam removal damage

Was your home damaged by ice dams this year? Do you still have interior and/or exterior damage to repair? Give Ice Dam Guys® a call today and we’ll set you up with a qualified company to do the job right...
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