URGENT ICE DAM REMOVAL
Your roof is leaking right now and you need help!
If you can see extensive ice blocks or icicles along your roof edge, or are seeing evidence of water damage in your home – either rust stains or water stains on your ceiling, or unusual musty smells – contact us at Ice Dam Liquidators immediately. It’s likely that water has pooled up on your roof and gotten into your home and is currently causing water damage. The longer you wait, the more damage that can occur, and the most costly and inconvenient the problem can become.
At Ice Dam Liquidators, we use the safest method of ice dam removal, ice dam steaming. Our ice dam steamer is similar to a pressure washer, but uses hot water to safely steam the ice away without damaging the roof. This is a low-pressure, but high-temperature steamer. Beware of companies that just chip away the ice, which can puncture or break the shingles, which are already sensitive to the cold. We’ve got many years of experience in handling ice damming, so you can rest assured we’ll get it done right.
We’re also very experienced in working with Insurance companies. If you need to file a claim, we’ve got specialists on our team that can handle the process expertly and quickly. Our sister company is Storm Group Roofing, and we deal with storm damage claims quite frequently. We also are a HAAG certified contractor, which is a valuable credential in working with insurance companies.
At the very least, contact us today at (612) 251-6938 to set up a free estimate, and our ice dam professionals will assess the situation to make sure you avoid any costly damage.
PRECAUTIONARY ICE DAM REMOVAL
Eliminate your ice dam before it does damage.
If you can see long icicles hanging from your gutters, or can see blocks of ice on your roof edge, you likely have an ice dam. But even if you don’t see any water damage yet, it can be a gamble to leave it to chance – there’s a high probability of that melting snow pooling behind the ice dam, and then who knows what can happen next.
What we recommend is to move forward with an ice dam removal job, and then look at your options for future prevention. The ice dam removal cost is usually only a few hundred dollars, but can be money well spent if it prevents water damage costs into the thousands of dollars.
If you already see evidence of an ice dam, it’s better to avoid the potential for costly and inconvenient water damage. Take care of the small ice dam removal cost before it becomes a small fortune out of pocket, or having to deal with insurance claims and the time involved in that process.
Once you take care of the immediate problem of the ice dam, there’s a strong chance that there will be more, so we recommend a few options for prevention. These can be relatively affordable in comparison to hiring us for removal several times per season, and as a bonus, can serve to better insulate your home against the elements – which can save you money with energy savings – always a smart investment. Those options are detailed below.
PREVENT ICE DAMS WITH ATTIC INSULATION
Stop Ice Dams from forming by protecting your home now with proper blow-in attic insulation!
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin. We agree with Mr. Franklin, and know that investing in preventing ice dams from forming can save you lots of money in the long run, not to mention aggravation. We know how to prevent ice dams, and save you that hassle.
What causes ice dams? There are a few methods that we employ to prevent ice dams. As mentioned above, the way that ice dams form in the first place is melting snow on the roof that collects at the edges, and re-freezes. The reason they form is because there is a temperature difference between the edge of the roof (cold) and the middle of the roof (much warmer). Ideally, you want a roof that is a uniform temperature – cold all around.
What causes a warm roof? Usually, it’s because of a warm attic. It might be against conventional wisdom to have a part of your home structure that’s nearly as cold as the outside, but having a cold attic that is well-ventilated is one of the primary ways to avoid ice dams.
And, the best way to avoid a warm attic is to seal off any warm air from your liveable rooms from entering the attic. This involves a three-fold approach:
A) Proper attic and wall insulation, with strategic placement and optimized “R-value” levels to insulate your home. This can keep your roof at ideal temperatures, as well as save you money in heating and cooling costs.
- B) Careful sealing of gaps in your drywall, unblocked walls, or cracks around pipes, light fixtures, or chimneys.
- C) Optimized ventilation – this includes your roof venting and soffit venting, so that air can freely flow under the roof and keep temperatures even throughout the entirety of your roof, and preventing ice from forming.
The good news is that not only are we experts at ice dam prevention, but our sister companies are specialists in Insulation, Roofing, Siding, and Gutters, so we know our exteriors and how to protect your home investment!
There are other methods that we use in different situations, including roof snow removal, roof heating cable, and other gutter and roof heating techniques.