Living in Michigan, we are not strangers to crazy weather, tons of snow, and ultimately – lots of ice. Ice Dams are usually caused from snow melting, thawing and re-freezing on your roof, gutters, and other areas on a roof where inclines meet roof lines. Skylights and vents are also common areas where ice dams frequently occur. The freezing, thawing and expansion can cause ice dams and other ice-related damage to your home or business. If ice dams are not removed and properly taken care of, you could be looking at a lot of future, costly water damage.
Professional Ice Dam Removal
ProCare Restoration Services uses a variety of techniques for ice dam removal including steam, roof-friendly salt, power washers, and the manual removal of the ice dams. We select the proper technique based on the type, condition, and age of your roof.
What is an Ice Dam?
Short answer: An ice dam is the ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof which prevents melting snow and draining as it should. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into the home and cause damage to walls, floors, ceilings, insulation, and other areas.
Where do Ice Dams happen?
Most ice dams occur on the lowest edge of your roof as described above. However, it is common to find ice build up in other locations. We’ve found skylights, vents and other places where inclines meet the roof are highly susceptible to ice dams. Study this diagram closely as it is frequently the case that ice dams cannot be identified from the ground.