New England weather can wreak havoc on your home. A severe winter with record breaking snow can cause many homes to suffer extensive water damage due to ice dams. Although they may look pretty in the sunlight, icicles hanging from your roof are the first warning signs that your home may be experiencing ice dam issues. Homes with low quality roof installations will be the first homes that feel the pain. The best prevention is to hire a reputable roofing company that offers snow and ice dam removal services.
What causes an ice dam?
Ice dams are usually caused by heavy snowfall and improper ventilation in the attic causing snow to melt underneath the surface, running down the roof and accumulating as ice in colder areas such as the gutters. This accumulated ice prevents water from draining off the roof and backing up behind the damn, many times causing the water to leak into the house and cause damage to the ceiling and walls.
Preventing Ice Dams
Ice dams can be prevented by controlling the heat loss from the home. If you have experienced ice dams in the past and are worried about more forming this winter, All Weather Tite Roofing can clear the snow and ice from your roof to help prevent the damage that occurs. Doing it yourself can be dangerous if you don’t have the proper equipment and roofing experience to do the job right. Not only do you risk injuring yourself, you may damage the roof if you don’t remove the ice dams properly.
Snow and Ice Dam Removal Services
If you are having ice dam issues or have had them in the past, let the experts at Creative Remodeling help. We offer snow and ice dam removal services to help prevent major water damage to your home and give you expert advice on what you need to do to prevent them in the future.
To efficiently, and safely remove snow and ice from your roof we use a snow steam machine. Check out the following video of the steam machine in action.
If you have an ice dam emergency or need snow removed from your roof then contact us to discuss your issue and get a free estimate. If you have a snow emergency then call 978-771-3182 and I’ll get back to you quickly!