Outdoor Restore provides fast-response ice dam removal for homeowners and business owners across the Twin Cities metro. Our ice dam removal process uses high-temperature steaming to quickly break down large formations of ice without damaging your roof or home. If left untreated, these ice dams can greatly increase the risk of damaging your roof line or gutter system.
Removing ice dams using steam is faster! It also creates less mess around your home because it uses only 25% of the water used in hot water removal. Less water around your home means less ice forming on your sidewalk and yard, creating a safer environment for you and your family.
Protect your home and everything in it by removing ice dams right away. Ice dams can be very dangerous and can cause many expensive problems!
An ice dam is formed after a snowfall when heat escapes your attic through the roof. If your attic is not properly insulated, warm air will hit the roof and melt the bottom layer of snow. The bottom layer of liquid then melts down the roof and re-freezes once it gets past the exterior wall where there is no warm air beneath it. When this process continues to happen, the bands of ice at the edge of your roof begin to build up until water can no longer flow over the dam. At this point, the water is pushed back up the roof under the shingles, and can cause serious damage to the interior and exterior of your home.
The best way to prevent ice dams is to prevent heat from escaping your home. However, not everyone will run out to bulk up their insulation so there are other ways. Remove snow from your roof whenever possible. This will eliminate one of the key ingredients in the ice dam. If you use a roof rake or broom, make sure to be gentle enough as to not damage any of your shingles.