Don’t Let the Cold Cause More Damage to your Home
Ice dams can form on roofs during cold weather conditions, and if left untreated can cause a serious amount of damage to a property. Removing an ice dam needs to be carried out carefully to avoid causing damage to the property. We have been carrying out ice damming prevention and removal for a number of years, and use steaming equipment to carefully melt and remove this harmful element.
What is an ice dam?
An ice dam is a layer of ice that builds up along the edge of a roof, forming a barrier stopping water from running into the gutter. This is formed by snow across the roof slowly melting and running down towards the edge where it freezes before draining away. A backup of water and snow stagnates on the roof which in turn can cause the water to leak into the property. In the worst cases it may form large sheets of ice which can fall at any moment or harm the structural integrity and collapse a portion of your roof.
How much damage can an ice dam cause?
An ice dam can cause a great deal of damage if left alone. The water sitting against the dam can leak through the roof into the home, causing damage to the ceilings, walls, cavity insulations, and other surfaces. The cost of repairing this can easily skyrocket when compared with the relatively small cost of ice damming removal.
How we can help
If you think you have an ice dam forming, or can see one starting on your roof we can remove it. We strongly advise against anyone tackling this project themselves. Not only is it dangerous trying to get to your roof in cold and slippery conditions, but chipping away or hitting the ice may result in damage to your property. If a sheet has formed, breaking a lower portion may cause an ice slide, which can be life threatening if not handled professionally.
We have trained professionals with high power steaming equipment. This is the safest way to perform ice damming removal and will ensure no damage is done to your property. Give us a call today and we will be happy to carry out an inspection and provide a quote for the work.