Ice Dam and Snow Removal
Serving Clients in Elko New Market and Throughout the South Metro
Snow and ice dam removal is an important step in keeping your home and family safe. Ice dams can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your roof, ceilings, walls and framework. In addition, moisture inside walls can result in serious health problems.
How Ice Dams Form
An ice dam is a buildup of ice and snow on the roof of houses where the shingles meet the gutter. Ice dams occur when warm air from inside a house reaches the attic due to lack of insulation. The air then warms the blanket of snow of your roof, which then melts and flows down to the gutter where it refreezes into an ice dam.
The snow continues to melt, however, and since it can’t penetrate the ice dam to drain out of the gutter, it can begin leaking into your house through shingles and cracks in the roof and eventually into the ceiling and walls. Along with structural damage, that water can produce mold, which can cause serious health problems for anyone inside the house.
Ice dams are especially a problem for Minnesota houses do to the extreme temperatures and precipitation during the winter months. If you see icicles forming on the edge of your roof or gutters, ice dams may be forming as well.
How We Help
To stop or slow damage, our team will remove the ice dams from your roof. We use low-pressure steam equipment to break up and blow away the ice buildup in a way that keeps your gutters and shingles safe from additional damage.
The Importance of Using Professionals
It’s important that you do not attempt to remove the ice dam yourself if you are not an experienced professional. Common dangers and damage occur from:
- Falls from walking on an icy roof
- Chipping away the ice dam with metallic tools
- Installing heaters in your attic to melt snow and ice
- Using salt or chemicals to melt snow and ice
Call for Your Free Quote Today
The longer you wait to fix your ice dam, the more damage and repair costs can build up. If you have snow and ice dams on your roof, contact us online or call us directly at 952-212-3399 as soon as possible.