In some areas of our country, the concept of an ice dam is a foreign one. But in the frigid Midwest, ice dams are all too common and well known. Ice dams can be extremely problematic for homeowners. Refuge Roofing & Siding specializes in ice dam removal for homeowners in the St. Paul, MN area.
Ice dams are when snow builds up on your roof top and freezes as solid ice where your roof and gutters meet. As the warmth from inside your house melts the ice, that water can easily make its way into your house. The ice dam can work its way under the shingles of your roof, causing structural damage and allowing water to leak into places where you do not want water leaking.
Ice dams can occur any time there is a build-up of snow and exterior temperatures are cold enough to not allow the melting ice to flow properly through your home’s gutters. Minnesota is an ideal climate for ice dams to form, for obvious reasons.
Refuge Roofing & Siding can help you if ice dams have formed on your roof, and better still, we can help you prevent ice dams from forming again later. Whereas most companies use high-pressure sprays to wear away ice dams, our crew uses a low-pressure steamer. High-pressure sprays can cause damage to your roof’s shingles, which seems a high price to pay for solving an ice-dam problem. Using a low-pressure steaming system will not damage your shingles. This approach moves the melting ice away from your home and prevents water from getting into your home.
Preventing Ice Dams from Forming
We can also help you prevent ice dams from forming in the first place. Ice-dam prevention can largely be achieved by closing off attic by-passes, ensuring that your attic has the right amount of insulation, and maintaining property ventilation. Our staff has the tools, the training, and the experience to remove ice dams and help you ensure that you are doing all you can to prevent ice dams from forming again.
If you need more incentive for removing and/or preventing ice dams, please understand that ice dams can be dangerous. Not only can they damage your house, but they can also fall from your roof and injure anyone unlucky enough to be underneath.
Ice Dam Removal St Paul
Ice dam damage can be extremely costly if not taken care of. If you live in the St. Paul area and are concerned about an ice dam or if you want to be proactive and have us help you prevent them from forming, contact Refuge Roofing & Siding by phone (651-PRO-ROOF).