Don’t turn to roofing and gutter cleaning companies for ice dam removal. Chances are they will be using hammers and chisels that can cause more damage to your roof than the ice dam itself leading to more expenses. Call the professionals at DamBreakers, your local specialists in ice dam removal. Ice dam removal is our specialty.If you’re experiencing ice dams at your home or business, chances are so are your neighbors. DamBreakers has teams ready to handle your Minnesota or Wisconsin ice dam problems. Don’t wait until water leaks and extends the damage, call us today!
Remove Ice Dams
Removing an ice dam is extremely important maintenance for your home. An ice dam, on a smaller scale, is a problem of house and building maintenance in cold climates. An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation and warm air leaks into the attic at penetrations for plumbing stacks, wiring, chimneys, attic hatches, recessed lights, etc. These warm air leaks are known as attic bypasses. Heat conducted through the insufficient insulation and warm air from the attic bypasses warms the roof and melts the snow. Melted water flows down the roof, under the blanket of snow, onto the eave and into the gutter, where colder conditions on the overhang cause it to freeze. Eventually, ice accumulates along the eave and in the gutter. Snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the ice on the eave and in the gutter.
This can result in:
• Leaking roof (height of leak depends on extent of ice dam)
• Wet, ineffective insulation
• Stained or cracked plaster or drywall
• Rotting timber
• Stained, blistered or peeling paint
As one of the Twin Cities largest ice dam removal companies, DamBreakers has been safely taking care of our homeowner’s snow and ice headaches for years. Whether it’s routine snow removal to prevent ice dams, or emergency service to remove ice from a leaky roof, you can trust DamBreakers to tackle any job, big or small.