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.”
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
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.
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
Dickinson, ND. …
Jamestown, ND. …
West Fargo, ND.
Aberdeen South Dakota, hey is close enough to North Dakota
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.
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.
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Here is some links showing we are not making this up people catch their houses on fire with blow torches melting ice pretty often.
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.
Sunriver and La Pine Ice Dam roof Snow Removal Service. 541-204-2231
If your roof is leaking and you have a lot of snow on the roof, chances are roof snow removal is not the complete solution.
Why is my roof leaking after you removed snow off the roof?
If you remove the snow from your roof and left the ice dams along the edge of the roof you may still have a leak. It is common for people to think while their roof is leaking that if they shovel the roof it will fix the leak.
This is true but if there is large amounts of ice in the gutter left still intact it is likely the roof will leak the next time it rains or snows.
This is becuase the roof ice acts like a dam trapping the water behind the gutter and pushing it into the house.
How to safely get rid of the Ice
The safest way for your roof is to use steam. Steaming an ice dam will melt the ice without damaging the shingles underneath. Bearing the ice is not good for your roof and can lead to you having to replace or repair the roof in the spring .
Call us for Oregon Steam Ice Dam Removal 541-204-2231
Watch This News article with a tip to prevent Ice Dams in your Home in Redmond and Sisters Oregon
Interview with the Ice Dam Company (not affiliated with this website, but a true pro.) They have ice dams more often in Minnesota so this guy knows what he is talking about.
This is a Tip from a True Ice Dam Professional just recently on the News this week. There is a lot of good information in this interview but the key takeaway is prevention is the best method to solve and Ice dam. Once an ice dam is formed it is hard to remove with out nature taking its course by warming weather.
Openings Available for Ice Dam Service Now!
We have seen enormous Ice Dams in Bend Oregon this week and it is really a historic event. The amount of snow is just incredible and the extended cold weather is making for a much more historic event in a few days when the Weather begins to warm and the Ice dams cause flooding in peoples homes in Sisters and Redmond Oregon.
The homes in La Pine OR, are also in for some trouble as the ice dams that have already been building along the gutters will many times leak when the weather warms up closer to freezing.
If you can get the snow off the roof or pay a roof snow removal company to help get rid of the snow, the Ice Dams will stop growing and that will help dramatically.
Ice dams are growing rapidly in Oregon, The hardest hit area is central Oregon and primarily the Bend are. We are having crews dispatched as just Roof Shovelers and others running steamers and hearing multiple reports of many neighbors begging for help as the crew is working on the next house over.
Several crews have stated they are having incredible tough time scheduling appointments and keeping times because they go to a neighborhood to do one roof and before they leave the neighbors beg them to come next door and end up doing 4 houses before they can move on the next appointment.
Bend has not seen anything like this in many many years. The worse part is still to come Tuesday and Wednesday with the warm ups. The problem is the time until the big catastrophe event is running out. It will be a catastrophe for many homes that do not remove their ice dams before the warm up on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
This means there just are not enough steamers in the state to fix all the problems, each steamer can do 3-5 houses a day which means you would need hundreds of machines to get to all the ice dams before Wednesday.
Because that is not possible I am trying to help as many people as possible get proactive and get rid of their ice dams themselves and it only takes a few 50 lbs bags of calcium snow melt. Now keep in mind it must be 99% or more calcium or it will damage to roof if it has other chemicals. This stuff works great.
We are just trying to help howmowners out, A local contractor is working frantically to get truck loads of calcium in before the big leaks start flooding into peoples houses in Bend Oregon on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.
If you know anywhere you can buy calcium flakes or power in the state of Oregon please post it in the comments. If you are just a concerned homeowner get a 100lbs and dump it on your ice dams to speedily solve your icedam problem.
This is the most economical way to treat an ice dam but it takes 12-24 hours to really melt though the Ice dam with just calcium. The steamers can do it much faster.
There are dozens of steamers dispatched to Oregon to work on the following areas:
Here are places we are currently servicing in January of 2017 for Roof Snow removal in Oregon.
We have shovelers standing by to get those roofs shoveled in Redmond Oregon.
For Roof Snow Removal in Oregon Call 541-204-2231
There have been multiple roofs collapsing across the set and We received over 100 calls yesterday for either roof snow removal or Ice Dam removal.
People are not over reacting, we have had call from people with cracked rafters, walls with water stains, rugs curling up, and paint bubbling from water coming in behind the ice dams.
The real day of problems will be Tuesday and Thursday is it will be first time in a few days the temperature breaks freezing. This will cause the Ice Dams at the edge of the roof that have been growing in the freezing weather to hold the water on the roof.
When Tuesday and Wednesday arrive with their warm temperatures it is very likely some peoples ceilings will fall down inside their homes due to trapped water in the ceiling from and ice dam.
Here is a link to one of the latest roof collapses in Oregon
If you are having ice buildup along the edge of your gutter and water is leaking into you walls it can be a stressful situation. We are getting calls from homeowners with water stains, carpet soaking wet and ceilings bubbling from over grown ice dams. Here are somethings we have seen and hear people do.
Please Do NOT:
Find a guy On craigslist with a blow torch,
Grab a chainsaw🤔 (it’s been done)
Get a sledgehammer 🔨
Put rock salt on your gutters ( can discolor roof and eat holes in the gutters. Calcium is better choice and much faster.
Put a hose from your hot water heater to the roof and let run for hours…The guy we talked to made his leak worse.
but you can put calcium in a sock and throw it on the ice dam and it will slowly melt.
It’s tempting to try so Lets watch the Blow torch Verse the Ice dam.
Ok now you can see it does not work, and there are several stories of people burning their house down trying to get the Ice off the roof with a blow torch. Now burning down the house will get rid of the ice dams but it also kinda defeats the purpose.
Remove an Ice Dam Safely with Steam
Steam will not damage the shingles and is very fast at melting the snow and ice. It is not uncommon for us to show up to a house that has a leaky roof due to giant ice dams and get the leaks to stop in as little as 30 minutes.
For Steam Ice Dam Removal in Oregon Call 241-204-2231
Here are places we are currently servicing in January of 2017