Toledo Ice Dam Removal

What Is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam is a buildup of ice that typically forms on the edge of a roof and does not let water run off to the ground. If one stays in place for a long period, it poses risks of various kinds of damage. The mass of ice itself is often extremely heavy and can rip gutters off roofs or crack and break its materials. To make matters worse, the water behind the dam can seep into a roof and cause water damage to an attic, ceiling, drywall, and insulation. In northwest Ohio, the mixture of snowfall and consistently freezing temperatures have the potential to make ice dams a reoccurring and expensive issue for property owners of all kinds. 

For ice dam removal services in Toledo, Napoleon, or Bowling Green, call (419) 500-4226. We have the know-how to safely take care of these buildups and stop them from happening in the first place. 

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How to Prevent Ice Dams

The primary cause of an ice dam is an uneven roof temperature, where the middle or apex is warmer than the perimeter areas. As the snow melts from a place higher up on a roof, gravity pulls the water toward the edge where it freezes and creates a mass of ice over time. The most cost-effective solution for ice dams is keeping this process from happening in the first place. 

Measures we can take to prevent ice dams include: 

  • Fitting your roof with proper insulation, sealing airways, and ensuring your vents are not leaking. Doing any of these things can keep certain areas on your roof from becoming warmer than others. 
  • Installing or repairing roofing materials to help your roof stay at a consistent temperature. We do this because anything from damaged shingles to clogged vents can lead to problems. 
  • Clearing gutters and other draining systems to prevent snowmelt from accumulating in them and freezing. 

Count on Roof Ohio and our skilled professionals to provide a lasting roof. Fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (419) 500-4226.

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Hire a Professional to Remove an Ice Dam

Although it might seem that removing an ice dam is something you can do on your own, it is best to leave the job to professionals with both experience and equipment to safely take care of the buildup. Getting up on your roof without taking appropriate precautions can put you at risk of serious injury. Similarly, an attempt to knock snow or ice off your roof could cause expensive damage to shingles, gutters, vents, siding, and more. 

If you notice an ice dam forming on your roof, call Roof Ohio right away. We can inspect the buildup to understand the scope of the problem and develop a plan to get rid of it. Our Toledo ice dam removal services typically involve melting the frozen mass with steam. We might also rake snow away from potential problem areas to mitigate the possibility of an additional ice dam forming. The sooner you contact us, the quicker you can get the peace of mind that you are safe from this often dangerous and expensive issue. 

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