Ice Dams

This is Perfect Weather for the Formation of Ice Dams

With the cold and snowy weather that has been sticking around in West Michigan, the conditions are perfect for the formation of ice dams on your roof. The extended forecast looks like these weather conditions will not be changing anytime soon.

Ice dams occur when the heat from your home or business escapes through the roof. This heat then melts the snow. The water runs down the roof and re-freezes on the roof edge. When this continues to happen, the ice will build up to the point where the water has no place to go but finds a way to back up under your shingles and roofing and into your home or business.

Not only do ice dams cause damage to the exterior of your roof, the water back up can cause additional damages. The water can leak into your attic and beyond. The water can soak the insulation in your attic, which can lead to black mold. The water can also continue to seep into your living area and cause damage to your ceilings, drywall, flooring, furniture and more.

Over the years many home and business owners have tired to remove ice dams on their own. There have been cases of people going up with hatchets, ice picks and hammers on their roofs to chip away at the ice. Others have tried ice melter chemicals or even pressure washers. All of these methods can severely damage the roofing material on your home or business.

At Roof Cleaner we use a commercial steam machine to remove ice dams from roofs. Our 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 machines melt 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. On the average it takes 2-4 hours to remove your ice dams, however each situation is different.

Call us today to have your ice dams safely removed… Roof Cleaner can be reached at at 616-240-3465 for Same- or Next-Day Service. We service the West Michigan area, including the cities of Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon, Ada, Caledonia, Lowell, Rockford and more.