Ice dams are not a DIY job.

Working on an icy roof is risky business.

While there are a lot of home repairs you can do yourself, ice dam removal isn’t one of them.

Chopping ice away or melting it with chemicals can damage shingles, corrode metal flashing or gutters, and harm plants and soil around your home’s foundation.

Cream colored stucco home with extreme ice dams and icicles on roof line.

Ice Dam Warning Signs

  1. You can see ice on roof edge (eaves) or in gutters.
  2. Icicles are hanging from the eaves.
  3. You can see water or ice on outdoor siding or near windows.
  4. You can see ice coming from the soffits (the horizontal surface that connects eaves to exterior walls).
  5. You see evidence of water on interior ceilings or walls.
Man on shingled roof removing an ice dam.
Close up of a home's roof line with ice dams. Close up of a home's roof line with ice dams cleaned out.

Steam removal is best.

Despite roof-raking, extensive ice dams built up during a melt-freeze-melt period. The St. Louis Park, MN homeowner was concerned about wall and structural damage.

We carefully remove ice dams using high-pressure steam equipment. Steam is the safest and most efficient way to get rid of ice dams without damaging surrounding areas.

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