Steam Ice Dam and Roof Snow Removal in New Hampshire call 603-931-4556
If you have lots of snow on your roof and big icicles on your gutters you maybe in danger of an ice dam. Icedams really don’t cause much problems until they grow to the point they hold water on the roof and it starts leaking in your house.
How to treat an Ice Dam
Preventing an ice dam is the best was to solve the issue and insulation is the best way to prevent an Ice Dam. If you are already noticing a problem with ice buildup it probably is too late to insulate your attic, now you probably should start roof raking the edge of the roof.
How much should you Rake off shingle edge
If you shovel all the snow off your roof, the ice dam could not grow becuase you starve it for a water source. Roof raking is only going to remove the bottom 3-5 feet of snow from edge of roof to allow the shingles to be exposed to the sunlight which will Help heat them up and Keep the water flowing. When the snow is melting on the bottom layer of the roof it states really cold running underneath the snow and can refreeze easier.
What do you do if you have a Roof Leak?
If you already have a roof leak it is too late to start raking the gutters. Throwing some calcium in a sock is good for prevention but not so good to resolve an already leaking Ice Dam. Heating cables also can work, but only to prevent an ice dam not to remove it. Just make sure you get the right brand of Gutter Heating Cables, some don’t work well.
Steam is Fastest way to Safely Remove an Ice Dam
Low Pressure high Temperature Steam is about the fastest way to remove an ice dam with out damaging your roof. Hammers and Chisels are very popular to remove ice dams but often can lead to damage to the roof. Banging away at the ice will sometimes breakup the ice while the shingles are still attached to bottom of ice and tear shingles off. It is also possible to put holes in shingles with axes and picks.
Call For New Hampshire Steam Ice Dam Removal. 603-931-4556
Zimmerman Construction and Roofing
Steam Ice Dam Removal of New Hampshire
159 Main Street STE 100
Nashua NH 03060
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