Ice Dam Removal for Twin Cities Homes
We love Minnesota, but being a homeowner here means having to worry about ice dams. When snow accumulates on a roof, melts, and then freezes, ice dams can form and prevent water from draining properly through the gutters. If the issue is not addressed quickly, the trapped water can seep into your roof and infiltrate your home, causing water damage to your shingles, roof, and ceilings.
You should have your roof inspected for ice dams this winter if any of the following applies:
- You’ve had an ice dam on your roof before.
- Icicles have formed along the edge of your roof.
- Water drips down the exterior or interior of your home.
- Your gutters are filled with ice.
- Your attic has poor ventilation and insulation.
- Your roof is covered in a large amount of snow.
If you need ice dam removal, you’ll find many contractors in the Twin Cities. But some ice dam removal methods they’re offering, like chipping, salt, and high-pressure washing, have a risk of staining, gouging, or otherwise damaging your roofing materials. At Midwest Exteriors MN, we specialize in a steaming method that removes ice dams without damaging your roof or shingles. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Our Ice Dam Removal Method
Midwest Exteriors MN’s ice dam removal method is the fastest and safest way to clear ice and snow your roof. Our secret weapon? Low-pressure steam. The machine we use for ice dam removal produces 300 PSI – the sweet spot with water pressure. It’s enough pressure to remove a large ice dam, but not forceful enough to damage your roof or shingles.
Steaming loosens large sheets and chunks of ice. This means it’s also less messy than other methods that remove the ice by melting it. While we’re up there, we’ll look at your whole roofing system and let you know what you can do to prevent ice dams from forming again.
No matter what ice dam removal method you opt for, it’s wise to hire a professional. It’s dangerous to climb a ladder and get up on a potentially slippery roof to remove snow and ice, and you can easily damage your roof and gutters if you don’t know what you’re doing. Leave the ladder in the garage and call Midwest Exteriors MN for fast ice dam removal! Our experienced contractors understand how to properly care for your roof through every season.
Ice Dam FAQs
If you’re looking for more information about ice dam removal, feel free to reach out to our team via phone or email.