Ice dam removal seems simple enough on paper, yet it comes with complexity. Ice dams are formed on the edges and eaves of the roof, which can pose a lot of problems. For one, the water doesn’t get drained, which will back up your gutters and into your roof, causing leaks. Second, they pose a safety hazard, especially if the dams form icy stalactites.
Allstar Construction, one of the top roofing and siding contractors in the area, says that although ice dams can be removed easily, using the wrong techniques will only exacerbate the problem. If your contractor does any of these, it’s about time to switch.
Not Using the Right Equipment and Technique
One of the biggest mistakes of rookie roofers is using instruments like hammers and chisels to chip away at the ice. This is wrong on many levels. First, using these tools will only damage your roof and leave you open to more leaks. Second, it will take far longer for them to remove the ice dam. And because contractors normally charge by the hour, you’ll be left with a bigger bill for a less effective job.
Our company instead uses steam. Our technique allows us to melt the ice naturally and quickly. And while some contractors also use steamers, they do a haphazard job. We believe, however, in systematic steaming, so we don’t waste time.
Slow Response Time
Water restoration should be scheduled as soon as possible and the contractor should have an equally urgent response. A contractor that dilly-dallies on your immediate need is a contractor that should have never gotten the job in the first place. As they delay, your roof is left at the mercy of the elements, which could worsen the ice dam.
In ice dam removal, time is of the essence. At Allstar Construction, we believe in timely service. Unless we have a pressing matter to consider, we’ll be there as soon as you need us.
Allstar Construction is one of the area’s best-reviewed roof repair companies with proven expertise in ice dam removal. Experience the all-star experience when you call us today at (763) 479-8700. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.