Does the roof of your home tend to accumulate a lot of ice throughout winter? Do you frequently notice icicles building along the edge of your gutters? Then there’s a good chance you can benefit from ice dam removal service, and that’s especially true if you’re not comfortable scaling your roof to shovel off snow and ice.

Why should you seriously consider hiring a professional ice dam removal company this winter? We’ve got several excellent reasons below.

1. Ice Dam Removal Helps Prevent Water Damage to Your Roof

Although the ice on your roof might seem harmless — and those icicles might actually seem like a nice addition to your winter decor — ice on your roof can be incredibly harmful to your home. That’s because that ice accumulation is the result of an ice dam, which occurs when the snow on your roof melts and then refreezes repeatedly.

Over time, the ice along the edge of your roof can build to the point that it prevents melted snow from running off the edge of the roof. That water will pool behind the ice, which is why it’s called an ice dam — it literally creates a dam that prohibits water from exiting the roof.

When water is allowed to sit on the roof behind the ice dam, it can seep beneath the uppermost layer of the roof and cause considerable water damage to the underlying structures. If you don’t identify an ice dam early enough and remove it promptly, it can cause damage to your:

●        Shingles or roof tiles

●        Underlayment

●        Gutters and downspouts

●        Ceilings

●        Attic insulation

That’s where professional ice dam removal service is so beneficial. Removing ice buildup from your roof can be very tedious, and if you don’t have the right equipment for the job, the process can take a long time or end up being ineffective. If you want to prevent water damage to your roof, you must get the ice buildup off the structure as promptly as possible, and hiring a pro is the best way to do that.

Curious how you can stop ice from accumulating on your roof? Check out our best ice dam prevention tips.

2. Hiring an Ice Dam Removal Specialist Keeps You Safe

Although there are several techniques you can use to remove an ice dam, all of them involve climbing up on your snowy, icy, slippery roof to get the job done. If you don’t want to put your safety at risk, hiring an ice dam removal company is the best way to get damaging ice and water off your roof quickly.

Unless you’re extremely confident in your ability to get snow and ice off your roof without harming yourself or your home, it’s in your best interest to let the pros handle the job.

3. Steaming Is the Most Effective Ice Dam Removal Technique

Many DIY ice dam removal techniques involve applying chemicals to the roof that help melt the snow and ice buildup. Unfortunately, though, some of those chemicals may cause minor damage to the roof, and in some instances, they may not remove the buildup satisfactorily.

While you can certainly try DIY methods, time is of the essence when it comes to preventing water damage, and steaming is the most efficient way to get ice off your roof quickly. Even better, steaming won’t damage the structure in any way, whether you have an asphalt, tile, or metal roof.

Contact Kiser Construction for Comprehensive Ice Dam Removal

If the roof of your Twin Cities home is prone to developing ice dams, let our team at Kiser Construction help you protect your home from water damage! Our ice dam removal crews are extensively trained and highly efficient, and we’ve proudly service Elk River, MN and the surrounding areas for over a decade. To schedule ice dam removal service or learn more about how we can help you, feel free to give us a call today at 763-633-2010 or contact us online.