Complete Ice and Snow Removal
An ice dam, on a smaller scale, is a problem of house and building maintenance in cold climates. An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation and warm air leaks into the attic at penetrations for plumbing stacks, wiring, chimneys, attic hatches, recessed lights, etc. These warm air leaks are known as attic bypasses. Heat conducted through the insufficient insulation and warm air from the attic bypasses warms the roof and melts the snow. Meltwater flows down the roof, under the blanket of snow, onto the eave and into the gutter, where colder conditions on the overhang cause it to freeze. Eventually, ice accumulates along the eave and in the gutter. Snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the ice on the eave and in the gutter. This can result in:
- Leaking roof (height of leak depends on extent of ice dam)
- Wet, ineffective insulation
- Stained or cracked plaster or drywall
- Rotting timber
- Stained, blistered or peeling paint
As one of the Twin Cities oldest ice dam removal companies, Dambreakers has been safely taking care of our homeowner’s snow and ice headaches for years. Whether it’s routine snow removal to prevent ice dams, or emergency service to remove ice from a leaky roof, you can trust Dam Breakers to tackle any job, big or small. The Dam Breakers experts can handle snow and ice removals from the entire roof, or just focus clearing channels in your ice dams, which ever better suits your budget. For the extreme ice problems, Dam Breakers also offers steam ice removal service. Call us today to schedule your service!