Ice dam steaming is the safest method of rooftop ice dam removal. Our company provides ice dam steaming services to both residential and commercial properties in MN, WNY, CNY, MT, MI, MA, WIS and CO. Despite this roof ice and snow removal method being so readily available, there are many companies and property owners using improper and damaging ice dam removal methods. These improper ice dam removal methods have many adverse and frequently unnoticed, lasting negative effects on rooftops across the nation.
Improper Rooftop Ice Dam Removal Methods in Syracuse, NY
- hatchets, hammers, ice picks, chisels or any object swung or pounded against the ice on your roof.
- torches and chemicals
- high temp pressure washers
Removing an ice dam is no simple task and if you don’t have the right low-pressure ice dam steaming equipment you are drastically increasing your chances of damaging your roof. We are not saying that no company can remove an ice dam without an ice dam steamer and not damage the roof. We are simply saying that it is very difficult to remove ice dams without the proper ice dam removal equipment without damaging the roof. We have seen it time and time again. We’ve removed ice dams in Syracuse, NY on both residential and commercial properties several times only to find the damage had been done. Ice Dam companies hired previously by Syracuse, NY property owners had caused damage to the roofing material and never told the property owner hoping the damage would go unnoticed.
How Often Do We Find Rooftop Ice Dam Removal Damage in Syracuse, NY, and CNY?
In 2015 we Steamed Ice Dams on residential and commercial properties in Syracuse, NY. While removing ice dams the number of previously damaged roofs was so alarming that we started to keep track of previous ice dam removal damage on the roofs we performed ice dam steaming services on in CNY. We found that previous rooftop ice dam removal damage had been caused on 67% of the Syracuse, NY homes we performed ice dam removal on. A shingled roofs warranty can be anywhere from 20yrs to life so we understand that asphalt shingles on a roof are designed to last a long time and because of this the average homeowner rarely inspects their roofs general condition. Asphalt shingles are not designed to be ice dam leak proof and no roof is designed to stand up to ice dam removal when the people removing the ice dams are using improper methods.
Damages from improper rooftop ice dam removal in Syracuse, NY, and CNY include-
- Improper Ice Dam Removal Damaged shingles (Causes premature failure, voids warranty from roofing manufacturers and possible property insurance issues)
- Improper Ice Dam Removal Damaged Gutters (voids gutter warranty and causes gutter malfunction)
- Improper Ice Dam Removal Damaged Roof Flashing (voids roof warranty in severe cases and causes roof leaks)
- Improper Safe Ice Dam Removal Damage (unguarded windows and doors can be damaged due to falling ice)
At Ice Dams Removed we use 100% steam ice dam removal methods to ensure you receive the best Ice Dam Removal Services in Syracuse, NY.
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