Roof Cleaner is Your Grand Rapids, MI Ice Dam Removal Expert

Get professional ice dam removal by the company that knows how to clean your roof – Roof Cleaner.

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If you see the presence of heavy snow and icicles hanging over the edge of your roof, you could have an ice dam.

What causes an ice dam?

Ice dams occur when the heat from your home/business escapes to the roof where it melts the snow and as the water runs down the roof it re-freezes on the roof edge, as this happens the ice will continue to build up to the point where the water will eventually find its way into the home/business.

Our proven ice dam steam machine and snow removal services throughout West Michigan can provide your home with protection from costly water damage caused by ice dams and roof leaks.

diagram of how an ice dam forms on a roof

How an Ice Dam Forms

  1. Indoor heat escapes into the attic and warms the roof.
  2. Snow melts and flows down to an unheated part of the roof and freezes, forming an ice dam.
  3. Snow continues to melt and fills the dam with water.
  4. Dammed water finds cracks in the roof, flowing into the attic, ceiling and interior walls.

Ice dams may form when there is snow on the roof and the average outdoor temperature is below 32 degrees.

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Removing Ice Dams with Steam

Roof Cleaner uses a commercial steam machine to remove ice dams from roofs, unlike other companies that use hammers, ice picks and even high pressure machines, which can easily damage a roof in frigid temps. A commercial steam machine will not cause damage to the roofing material the way other methods will.

Our commercial steam machines also mean you won’t pay for needless hours of work. Our steam machine melts ice far quicker than the average hot-water pressure washers that most so-called ice dam “experts” use to soak your roof with dangerous amounts of water.

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Can I just remove the icicles?

Just removing icicles from the edge of your roof will not solve the problems created by ice dams. We utilize professional grade steaming machines that ensure that the snow and ice dams are removed correctly and safely.

Send Us a Message

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Do you have ice dams on your roof?

Call us at (616) 240-3465 for same- or next-day service.

Service Hours

We’re there when you need us – especially if you consider it an emergency. Roof Cleaner is open 6am to 11pm, 7 days a week, always ready for your call. If you want the ice dams removed today, we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an ice dam removal take?

Ice dam removal may take 2 to 4 hours on average, but each and every job is different and that makes in nearly impossible to determine exactly how long a job will take.

This is why we don’t give quotes over the phone, if a company tells you over the phone that they can remove the ice dam in a set number of hours there is a good chance that one of the following things will happen.

  • They won’t finish on time and then will charge more to finish the job.
  • They will leave when the time quoted is up, leaving you with a partially finished job.
  • They will cut corners to get the job done in the stated time frame, possibly damaging your roofing material in the process.

What is your minimum charge?

We have a 2 hour minimum charge; the reason for this is that there are many little steps involved before we can even start the steam removal of your ice dam. Get the steam machine ready for use; access a water spigot, set up ladders, clear snow from area. Not to mention fighting Mother Nature and freezing temps the whole time.

What areas do you cover?

We happily provide our services in all major areas of Western Michigan including: Grand Rapids, Cascade, Ada, East Grand Rapids, Lowell, Walker, Kalamazoo, Grand Haven, Holland, Muskegon, Saugatuck, Douglas, South Haven, Pentwater, Ludington and all surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.

See it in Action

View a demonstration of how steam is used to cut through and remove an ice dam.

What Does an Ice Dam Look Like?

Have you seen large icicles and snow hanging off or your roof? You might have an ice dam! See examples of ice dams on these roofs.

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P.S. Our schedule fills up fast. If you have an ice dam, chances are hundreds of other West Michigan homeowners also have ice dams. Contact us online or call us at 616-240-3465 now to make sure we can help you today.

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