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Berlin Steam Roof snow Ice Dam Removal

Roof Steam IceDam Removal Serving All of Berlin & Water Valley New Hampshire Call (603) 931-4556

Watch How To Stop an Ice Dam with No Shingle Damage

Steam Roof IceDam Removal in New Hampshire Call (603) 931-4556

Ice dams can cause major problems when they leak into the home.  Water runs behind the walls and can get the insulation wet.  When homeowners find water spots on their ceilings they many times can panic but remember the safest way for your roof to get ice of is with gentle steam.  We offer steaming services to most of New Hampshire and have seen some pretty big ice dams in New Hampshire in 2017 especially around the Ski Resorts in Water Valley Area.

Blunt force can Cause Damage to shingles Just Watch


The most popular method is to hammer away at the frozen roof until the  ice is gone.  But remember you are not only trying to stop the roof from immediate leaks the ice is causing now, but you also want to make sure the roof doesn’t leak in the spring time when it rains.

We are a roofing company that has much experience taking snow and ice off roofs and believe me, I speak from experience that hammers and chisels can damage roofs.  I have seen insurance companies pay to remove snow and ice from roofs in the winter and then in the spring pay to replace the same roof from damage caused by improper ice removal.

Roof Steaming Ice Dam Removal Same Day  Service  in New Hampshire Call (603) 931-4556

These are the areas we service in New Hampshire

Berlin
Carroll
Clarksville
Colebrook
Columbia
Dalton
Dummer
Errol
Gorham
Groveton
Jefferson
Lancaster
Milan
Northumberland
Pittsburg
Randolph
Shelburne
Stark
Stewartstown
Stratford
West Stewartstown
Whitefield

 

Epping NH Ice Dam Roof Snow Removal

Epping NH Steam Ice Dam Removal

Steam Ice Dam Removal Contractors for All of New Hampshire Call (603) 931-4556.

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Steam Removal of an ice dam.

Icedams can cause major leaks into customers homes.  New Hampshire is used to tough winters but unusual amounts of drifting snow on roofs can cause ice buildup on roofs in places that typically don’t have problems.

Why use steam to remove Ice Dams?

we know it’s very popular to use hammers and chisels to remove snow and ice from roofs, but this can  leave a lasting impression on the shingles long after the snow is gone.

Steam is hot and very low pressure so it will not damage your roof while at the same time working much faster than other methods of rooftop ice melting services.  Chemicals can discolor the roof and ruin the gutters ic anything other than calcium is applied.

Gentle steam is faster than chemicals and can sometimes be reimbursed by insurance companies if the roof is leaking into the house.  You should ask your insurance first.

we recently had a job where a company before us charged a lower hourly rate but didn’t have the high dollar steamers our guy was using.  The customer said our guy did more in 2.5 hours than the other company did in 16 hours.  Having a good steamer can make the job go much faster than a heated pressure washer which some people use.  Remember if the company is charging by the hour they may be a little cheaper per hour but may end up taking much longer on the job becuase they are not using steamers but rather heated pressure washers.

Call for Steam Ice Dam Removal In All of New Hampshire 603 931-4556.

Fast Ice Dam Removal by Fire Jackson Wyoming

 How Fast is Ice Dam Removal with Fire?

In 2017, I recently talked to a guy in Idaho advertising his services on Craigslist to perform Roof Ice buildup Removal with a Blowtorch .  I thought, “Is this really a good idea?”  I understand how fire can rapidly resolve Ice issues, but what about the rest of the house.

But for all you people that want to see Icicles meet fire here you go. Please note this is not the guy on craigslist, just another demo.

Mind Boggling to think People are paying for his Flame thrower service.

Demonstration of Fire Verse the Ice Dam

You would think this man would go out of business, but he told me customers were in no short supply these days.  I’m guessing people must believe fire is the natural “kryptonite” to icedams but  please keep in mind your house is probably the most valuable asset  you own, why would you have a guy with a propane blow torch anywhere near an ice dam or even anywhere near your house?  (Come to think of it, what would possess a person even to call this man in the first place?

I guess if you have Homeowners Insurance, Why Not?  😂😂😂 JK

If you still are thinking of using a blow torch here is a clip of the potential danger involved in melting ice with fire.

In News:  Blow Torch Melting Ice Gone Wrong

*DISCLAIMER*  Please Note:  This Website Does not advocate the Use of a blow torch, chainsaw, hatchet, sledgehammer or any other method to remove Ice from the gutters.  The safest way for the shingles on your roof is to use gentle low pressure steam.

For Steam Ice Dam Removal In Teton County WY call (307) 201-4895

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Steaming massive ice dam On a house

We offer Roof Ice Buildup Removal with Steam in Jackson Wyoming and the surrounding areas including Afton, Thayne, Alpine, Star Valley Ranch, Freedom, Etna, Grover, Bedford, Smoot, Fairview, Osmond, Auburn and Turnerville are all located in Star Valley.

Camden New York ice dam roof Snow Removal

Roof Snow and Steam Ice Dam Removal in Camden New York.

Do you have a bunch of snow on your roof which has started to leak into your home?  Do you have a bunch of large icicles dangling from your gutters?  Then you my friend have an Ice Dam.

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Steaming massive ice dam in Bend oregon

For Steaming Ice Dam Services Call

(716) 517-4345

Tips to Stop Ice Dams from Forming NY

Believe it or not, you want your attic to be as cold as the temperature outside of your house.  There are some people that seem to think putting heater in your attic will help melt the Roof Snow.  Yes but if the temperatures outside are below freezing then the snow melting will turn into ice in the gutters and eventually dam up the water behind the icicles o. The roof edge and leak into your house.

Insulation is the key to preventing Ice Dams.  If you live in Upstate New York, insulation will not only prevent Ice Dams, but also help on your heating bills in the winter.  Tug Hill is famous for snow fall so you might as well prep for the future and reinsulate your attic.

Stopping Ice Dam From Leaking In House

If you have an ice dam Leaking into your house you are most likely tempted to grab a hammer and chisel and bang away on your roof.  I would advise you to use extreme caution as this can damage the roof very easily.  Watch this short Video.

The other DIY solution is to dump a bunch of calcium on your ice dams.  It’s important not to be stingy with the calcium, I mean your roof is leaking so you are way past throwing hockey pucks or socks of calcium on your roof.  That will take way to long.  No, you need hundreds of pounds of calcium, not exaggerating.  Make sure it calcium or you could easily damage the gutters or discolor your roof.

You can also call us and very quickly we can steam the Ice off your roof to get the leak to stop.  We Service Upstate New York in towns of Redfield, Camden, Oswego, and surrounding areas.

For Steaming Ice Dam Services Call
(716) 517-4345

Boonville NY ice dam roof snow removal

Steam ice dam removal in Boonville New York

Also Roof Snow And Ice Removal call  Call (716) 517-4345

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Steaming massive ice dam off of the roof

Treating and Preventing Ice Dams Is Key

Prevention is the best way to treat an ice dam.  If you notice large I Ickes hanging from your gutters that is a key indicator your truck is not properly insulated.  Other obvious signs of poor insulation is your neighbors roofs all have snow piled high but your roof is totally snow free with large icicles hanging from the gutters.

Next step to Prevent Ice Dams in New York

Tug Hill is notoriously famous for massive snow and this is the primary fuel for an ice dam.  If you Shovel your roof then you stop the ice dam from ever forming.  Also roof taking the leading edge of the roof can help prevent ice formation.  This is becuase exposing the shingles to sunlight will allow the snow melting off roof to warm up with the sunlight beating on the shingles.

How to stop a Roof leak from Icedam

if your roof is leaking in Boonville NY, it is common to have someone come and beat the ice off your roof with a sledge or hatchet.  This is great to remove the Ice but not so great for your shingles.

Hatchet Marks left on Shingles from ice removal

https://youtu.be/t5YZXWUThvs

Notice the ice is long gone but the roof damage remains from the use of hammers and chisels. The safest way to remove ice from your shingles is with a steamer to gently melt the Icicles away from your gutters.

Watertown NY Roof Snow And Steam Ice Removal call Call (716) 517-4345

 

Oswego Roof ice and Snow Removal New York

New York ice dam removal in Oswego

Call (716) 517-4345

What is an ice dam?

If you have found this page you probably are having water issues in your home from Ice on the roof edge.
Why does roof leak from too much snow?
The answer is that snow usually does not make a roof leak. If your roof is leaking and you have a bunch of snow on your roof chances are you have an “ice dam.”

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Steaming massive ice dam in Bend oregon

Tip: How to treat Ice Dams.

Preventing an Ice dam is really your best defense. Adding extra insulation in your attic. If the temperatures outside are below freezing than you want your attic to be below freezing.

If your attic is warmer than freezing it will melt the snow and the runoff will refreeze when it gets to the edge of the roof making an Icedam. If your attic is below freezing then only when the weather is above freezing will your snow melt off the roof and won’t refreeze when it gets to the edge of the roof or gutters.

Cities near Oswego, New York we are offering Roof snow removal Service and Ice Dam Removal
Fulton, NY
Fairmount, NY
Syracuse, NY
Auburn, NY
Newark, NY
Geneva, NY
Watertown, NY
Oneida, NY
Picton, Canada
Kingston, Canada
Wellington, Canada
Canandaigua, NY
Deseronto, Canada
Napanee, Canada
Cortland, NY
Towns

Albion
Amboy
Constantia
Granby
Hannibal
Hastings
Mexico
Minetto
New Haven
Orwell
Oswego
Palermo
Parish
Richland
Sandy Creek
Schroeppel
Scriba
Volney
West Monroe

Steam Ice Dam Removal of North Dakota 701 347-2977

Steam Ice Dam Removal Contractors in North Dakota

If you have found this page, you probably are wondering how to remove and Ice Dam.  You have found the right place for Roof Snow and Ice Removal Service using Steam.  Hammers and chisels will remove ice, but often can lead to damaging the shingles.  Steam is safe for your gutters and roof and speedily melts the ice from your roof top.

Call (701) 347-2977

Ice dams are caused by snow melting on your rooftop and causing large icicles usually along the gutters.  These icicles are signs of a growing problem lurking on your roof.  While the icicles are small there is little to worry about, but as they continue to grow downwards, they also are slowly growing upwards on your roof causing a dam effect on the water running off your roof from snow melt.

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This is how snow and rain end up breaking into the house through an ice dam

Ice Dam Prevention In North Dakota

If you have made it on this page, most likely you either already have an Ice dam or possibly even have a leak inside your home.  The key to  preventing an Ice formation on your roof is to have proper attic insulation.  If its below freezing outside your house, you want your attic to be below freezing also, which will prevent the snow on your rooftop from melting from house heat.  This water runoff from the snow melt while the weather is below freezing is the fuel for the ice dam and eventual water leaking inside the house.

Roof Raking and Gutter Heat Cables

Roof raking does help expose the shingles to the sun so that they can warm up and stop ice from freezing to the exposed roof edge.  Heat Tape or Gutter heating Cables zigzagged  on the edge of the roof supply heat to the gutters which can help reduce ice formation.  However, both these methods are only preventative and cannot treat an existing ice dam.

How to treat and Remove Existing Ice Dam.

If your roof is leaking you can usually stop the leak by roof snow removal service to your home.  Unfortunately with the typical weather in North Dakota being so cold during the winter, the Roof Ice probably will linger for a while and if any new snow or rain falls on the roof while the icedam is intact, that water could start running in the house again.

Steam Ice dam Removal Service in North Dakota

The fastest way to stop an ice damage with out damaging the roof is to use steam.  We have a network of contractors that have steamers and most likely we have a contractor near you.  It is common once a steamer is on site and working for a roof leak to be stopped in as little as 20-30 minutes.

For Contractor near you call  (701) 347-2977

Insurance sometimes pays for our service if you have a leak in your home.  There are other solutions but with cautions.  Pouring chemicals on your roof can damage your gutters and discolor your roof and paint.  If you have a little more time you and feeling more motivated you can dump a couple hundred pounds of calcium on your ice dam and wait a little while and the ice dams will begin to resolve.

Here is a List of some of the Largest Cities in North Dakota we would like to service for steam  ice Dam and roof Ice Removal.

Fargo, ND. Harvey North Dakota
Bismarck, ND Grand Forks North Dakota
Minot, ND.
Mandan, ND.
Dickinson, ND. …
Jamestown, ND. …
West Fargo, ND.

Aberdeen South Dakota, hey is close enough to North Dakota

Pocatello Idaho Steam ice dam removal 208 261-7230

Steam Ice Dam Removal in Pocatello Idaho Call 208-261-7230

If you are on this page most likely you have a lot of snow on  your roof and big Icicles on your gutters.  If you were preparing you probably were roof raking along the edge or your roof to stop the formation of an Ice Dam, However,  Roof Ice is not a common problem in Idaho and you may have been caught off guard.

How to Prevent Ice Dams from Forming

The number one method of preventing ice dams is to make sure your attic is properly insulated.  If it is below freezing outside you want your attic to be below freezing also, this makes it virtually impossible for an ice dam to form.

It might be to late to go reinstalling insulation in your attic at the moment so the next best thing you can do is to get the snow off of the roof.  It is best to get all the snow off, but roof raking may be the safest method for a typical homeowner.  If you get leading edge of the roof line 5 feet from the gutter that should help to keep shingles exposed to the sunlight during the day and help the ice melt.

Snow and Ice on Roof causing a Leak?

If you have rooftop snow and Icicles on your gutters and you have noticed water entering your house, if you didn’t know now you Know you have an Ice Dam.  Many homeowners are tempted to grab and ax or a sledge and start beaten the ice off the roof just beware of the longterm consequences.

Video of Ice Removal with a hatchet or Hammer

Hammers and Chisels will removed the ice but can easily damage the shingles under the ice.  It is possible to damage the shingles without even directly hitting the shingles as the force applied to the ice can be directly transferred to the shingles and damage them even if a little ice is left on the shingles.  We offer safe steam won’t damage the shingles.

Steam Ice Dam Removal call 208-261-7230

steam ice dam removal Pocatello Idaho
Steaming massive ice dam in Bend oregon

Now servicing Pocatello Idaho

Chubbuck
Idaho 83202

Tyhee

Idaho 83202

Bannock

Idaho 83204

and

Idaho State University area

Fast Ice Dam Removal Ontario & NY with Fire?

Syracuse New York  Ice Dam Removal and Repair with Fire?

In 2017 There is a guy advertising on Craigslist to remove your Ice Dam With a Blow torch somewhere in the Northern US.  Most people I think would question if this is really a good idea, but I did speak with the guys  who seemed to think he has a good thing going.

Why Would people be paying this man for his service.

Common sense would make you think this guy would be lacking customers, but he seems to be in no shortage of paying clients these days.  Please keep in mind your house is probably the most valuable asset  you own, why would you have a guy with a flame thrower anywhere near any ice dams or even perform roof Ice removal?

Demonstration of Fire Verse the Ice Dam

But hey, If you are current on your Homeowners Insurance, Why Not?  😂😂😂

News Clip of Ice Melting With Torch Gone Wrong

*DISCLAIMER*  Please Note:  This Website Does not advocate the Use of a blow torch, chainsaw, hatchet, sledgehammer or any other method to remove Ice from the gutters.  The only safe way is to use steam to melt the rooftop snow.

Get the snow off your roof And Steam Ice Dam Removal. Crazy Year roof ice causing major Leaks in Houses

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New York Roof Snow Removal and Steam Ice Dam Removal service (716) 517-4345

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Giant ice dam in Bend Oregon steam
Steaming massive ice dam in Bend oregon

Here is some links showing we are not making this up people catch their houses on fire with blow torches melting ice pretty often.

http://dukefmfargo.com/news/articles/2016/dec/28/house-fire-caused-by-man-using-blowtorch-to-melt-ice/

http://www.denverpost.com/2011/12/08/man-starts-house-fire-while-using-blow-torch-to-melt-ice/

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/28366005/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/man-melting-snow-blowtorch-ignites-home/#.WIdrvmVMVlI

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150203/News/150209755

 

Ice Steaming Services Available in

Oswego NY, Bonnville NY, Oneida

Redfield NY, Syracuse NY Watertown NY

 

 

Cairo OR
Claude ORegon
Fruitland Idaho
Payette ID
New Plymouth
Hamilton Corner

Ice dams in central Oregon making Major Roof Leaks

Central Oregon Ice Dam roof Snow Removal Service. 541-204-2231

It has been crazy in Oregon Around the Bend Area.  The phones have been going crazy literally hundreds of calls in the bend area in the last week in Central Oregon for ice dam removal.

Are ice dams normal in Central Oregon?

Not really, the root cuase of this years ice dam season in Bend Oregon is the 4 ft of. Now on the roofs.  Just yesterday another round of roofs collapsed from the weight of the snow.  This has been going on for 2 weeks now and the cold weather is not allowing the snow pack to melt fast.

In order for roof ice to develope you need 2 things, a lot of snow on roofs and below freezing temperatures for a few weeks.  Well Oregon has had just that.  There are dozens of people from Minnesota steaming ice out of gutters to stop leaks in Bend and still way over booked.

The crews are saying it’s almost impossible to get out of s neighborhood becuase they start to steam on roof and all the neighbors start pleading to come over and steam their house next.  That combined with the enormous size of the icicles in Bend which only allows for 1-2 houses a day to be completed by one steamer.  Some houses are taking up to 15 hours to get the Ice off the rooftop.

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This is an ice dam in Oregon January 2017, big problem👁👁