Ice Dam Removal
An ice dam is a buildup of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off the roof. This has both long and short term effects and they are not good. They can not only cause damage to your paint job and shingles but they can also pull down the gutter system since the ice can get quite heavy overtime. Long term effect includes permanent roof damage not only from the outside but also from the inside. So, this goes with saying that removing the ice dams in the winter months should be one of the top priorities on your list. Rochester Window Cleaning’s team is well experienced and fully capable of removing the ice dams from your roof.
Consequences of Ice Dams
As described above, ice dams can cause significant damage to your roof if they aren’t properly taken care of. The most common problem that they cause is pulling down the gutter system with them as they get heavier and heavier due to snow. The repairing alone of the gutter systems will be heavy enough on your pocket so taking care of it on time should be your first priority. Then there is a chance of personal injury if the icicles have been forming on the edge of the dams and they can fall and cause serious bodily harm to you, your family or your pets.
Melting of Ice Dams
One of the common ways to remove ice is through removing and that can be done through calcium chloride. Calcium chloride can melt the ice without any problems but for amateurs, it should only be used on their driveways. If you have heavy ice building on your roof, then it can be a very dangerous job, especially if not done properly. Not only you can slip and fall but if not done right you can damage the roof shingles. Not only that, if you pour too much salt it can cause the ice to melt too quickly and dam pieces will break off in big chunks will fall under without any control. At Rochester Window Cleaning we have a team of experienced professionals who will love to do this job for you.
Breaking of Ice Dams
Breaking of an Ice Dam is another option and this can be done by breaking the ice and icicles into small pieces. For this process, one needs to be on the rooftop for a longer period of time and when the ice breaks and starts to melt, it can become extremely slippery and with the slope of the roof, it can be quite dangerous. Our team of professionals uses proper tools and extreme caution when breaking the dams. We highly suggest that people should only hire professionally trained workers when they choose the removal of ice dams from their roofs.
The team at Rochester Window Cleaning is highly skilled at their jobs and we use the latest technology. One of the latest technology that is getting popular is the steaming of ice dams for removal. Like the methods above this, the steaming method should only be done by the professionals since it can cause great harm if not done properly. The hot steam and heat source can cause skin burns and since all the equipment have to be on the ice-filled roof, it can be quite dangerous. Contact the customer service team of Rochester Window Cleaning now to have the ice dam removed from your roof.