We spend hours each winter removing snow from unwanted areas around our homes, such as our driveways and porches. While snow on rooftops provides a picturesque winter scene, even a tiny dusting of snow can cause ice dams, which can be hazardous to the integrity of your roof.
What are Ice Dams?
Ice dams form in ridges along the edge of a roof. They are created by heat in the attic or roof space of your home, which causes the snow on the roof to melt and accumulate along the edge of the roof. The water freezes into an ice dam and prevents snow from draining off the roof as it should.
What is the Danger?
Ice dams impede draining, which causes water build up underneath the ice on a roof. With nowhere to drain, the water can leak through the roof and into your home. This can cause extensive damage to areas including walls, floors, ceilings and insulation.
How can D’Angelo & Sons help?
D’Angelo & Sons can safely and effectively remove ice dams from your roof to prevent water damage. The dams are melted with a controlled steam heating process that is safe for your roof and shingles. Ice dams and build up are cleared three feet from the roof line, which allows melting snow to drain off the roof while preventing water accumulation.
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Did You Know?
Average Winter Water Damage Claim, cause by Ice Dam is $4500
- How can I tell if my home has ice dams?
While a D’Angelo & Sons certified team member can confirm for you, there are some warning signs that you may have ice dams. If you see icicles forming on the edge of your roof, behind the gutters and building up around the edges of the gutters, you may have cause for concern. More serious indicators are ice or water build up on the siding or exterior walls or around windows.
- What preventative measures can I take to protect my home?
Ultimately, ice dams are caused by heat escaping into the attic or roof space. Having the insulation in your home assessed for leaks or water damage can prevent the heat escape that leads to ice dams. Another option is to diligently remove snow build up from your roof. Your trusted partner at D’Angelo & Sons can provide a customized solution for your home that works for you. Contact us today.
- How can I assess the damage?
Without extensive roofing knowledge, it may be difficult for you to assess the damage of your home yourself. D’Angelos & Sons will send a trusted and qualified technician to your home to review the damage to the roof. They will also check for water buildup within the walls, ceiling, floors and insulation of your home.
- Who handles the roof repairs?
D’Angelo & Sons has over 30 years of experience in the roofing industry, including the installation, repair, and maintenance of roofs. If your roof has sustained damage from the ice dams, we can remove the ice and repair any damage they may have caused.
- What is the removal process?
We use steam to gently and effectively melt the ice from your roof. Other companies use high-temperature water pressure, which can take longer and cause further damage to your cold roof.
- Will the ice dams come back?
If you have or have had ice dams, it is likely that they will come back. They are caused by a variety of factors, including the architecture of your home, the climate and your lifestyle. Simply removing the ice dams is not always enough to prevent them from returning.
Why choose us?
D’Angelo & Sons are fully insured and bonded. With over 30 years in the roofing industry with installation, repairs, and preventative maintenance, our team has the skills to get the job done right the first time. Our services are highly reviewed by hundreds of satisfied customers.