Why Steam Removal is Best for Ice Dams
Category: Ice Dam Removal
It can be tempting to remove ice dams yourself. You’re probably thinking: “It’s no big deal. As long as I don’t fall off the roof, I can take this ice out chip by chip.”
But, we really don’t recommend it. Removing ice dams yourself can cause damage to your roof and other exterior features, and also puts you in a dangerous position. That’s why steam removal done by a professional is the best way to go.
Steam removal is the best because:
It doesn’t damage your roof
Some companies may use a high-temperature pressure washer instead, but this is an unnecessary costly option that can damage your roof. Make sure to choose a company that offers a steaming system. Steam will safely melt the ice without harming your roof.
It’s much quieter
Even if you don’t like your neighbors, steam removal is easier on the ears of the neighborhood.
Rather than spending all day chipping away at the ice (and potentially causing damage), a professional can get the job done in just a few hours. Also, keep in mind your gutters can be steamed to remove ice as well. This will also help water flow properly off of your roof.
Got questions on ice dams or ice dam removal? Feel free to give us a call at 952-641-6086 or fill out an online contact form.