Michigan Ice Dam Removal
Ice Dam Removal Michigan. Our proven ice dam and snow removal services throughout Michigan can provide your home with safety from costly water damage.
Icicles may be pretty to look at, but they can become a real problem if left alone. One of the major problems with Ice Dams here in Michigan is that they can tear off gutters if the ice builds up to fast, and loosen roof shingles which can cause major Water Damage in your home. We have compiled a list of prevention tips, fast fixes, and long-term repairs for your Ice Dam Problem. If You Need Immediate Help With Your Ice Dam Problem, We Have Professionals Standing By To Assist You 24/7. We Can Be On-Site Within 60 Minutes Of Your Call To Prevent Further Damage.
Our Certified Team Can Be Out In 60 Minutes Or Less To Prevent Further Damage.
What Is An Ice Dam?
First, What Is An Ice Dam? Ice dams form when water from melting snow freezes into ice at the edge of your roof line. Ice that form from loss of heat from your attic may grow large enough to prevent water from the melting snow to properly drain off the roof. When this water is unable to drain from the roof, it may then back up underneath roof shingles and make its way into your home.
“Most ice dams develop on the edge of your roof, but they may also form in other locations, depending on the slope, orientation and style of your roof..”
Removing an ice dam from your roof should be done by a professional. “Never get up on your roof and try to remove the problem by yourself”. Always contact a professional Ice Dam Removal company if you see any signs that they are forming. If you are lucky enough to be able to have the Ice Dam removed after spotting the signs, this can be critical to helping prevent interior Water Damage to your home.
Our Roof Snow and Ice Dam Removal Procedures
Step 1. First we remove any snow 3-4 feet from the edge of your roof. Using a roof rake or shovels, we remove snow from the edge of your roof, being careful not to damage any shingles or to allow snow to build up around walking paths or to block emergency exits.
Step 2. Use a calcium chloride ice melt products, and we do not use steamers as we found to break down roof shingles do to the high heat on cold shingles. We never use rock salt or sodium chloride, which can damage your roof and vegetation.
Step 3. After the snow is removed we spread calcium chloride ice melt evenly along the gutters and valleys of the roof. Filling a nylon stocking with calcium chloride can help concentrate the melting power to one direct spot and keep the material from rolling off the roof. We spread the product vertically across the ice dam so that it can melt a channel through the ice to drain the water off the roof.
Step 4. In cases of high end landscaping we cover and protect any shrubbery and plants around the area we are working in with lightweight tarps near the gutters or downspouts for the duration that the calcium chloride stockings remain in place as damage to shrubbery and plants can occur.