Our steam roof ice dam removal equipment removes ice from roofs safely and efficiently. It is electrically driven (using your home’s power) to create steam. Electrically driven equipment in our opinion (yes, we have used both types of equipment) is far superior to gas driven equipment. As we understand electric equipment operates at a significantly lower pressure, lower water usage and in our opinion can run at a more constant steam temp compared to most all gas equipment.
- Electric equipment operates at a significantly lower pressure, lower water usage and in our opinion can run at a more constant steam temp compared to most all gas equipment
- Electric equipment at 1-1.5 gallons per minute (GPM) turns water into super heated steam (almost no excessive water other than melting ice).
- Average gas equipment water consumption at 2.5-4 GPM. With often times excessive pressures enough to cut a shingle in half. It turns water into mostly hot water (excessive water runoff) equating to nearly 150-240 excess gallons per hour of water on the outside walls and foundation of your home.
- Electric steam equipment costs at most about 35 cents per hour of your electricity. Not bad considering the average ice dam removal project is anywhere from 2-4 hours. Equating to $.70 – $1.40 electricity cost.
Choosing gentle electric steam over gas powered equipment is a no brainer in our opinion. Choosing a company that is transparent about there equipment. Equipment with steam temps of at least 270 degrees and a PSI of 200 or less is in our opinion ideal for the safest, efficient, and damage free roof ice dam removal.