ICE DAMS are huge problems in the winter months in our area. As Snow builds up on your roof, the heat released from the roof will melt the snow in contact with the roof. The water from the melting snow will run down into a cold gutter, thus potentially freezing in the gutter. Once the gutter is filled with ice, it will continue to run off over the gutter creating icicles, and eventually a "shelf" of ice. This "shelf" will eventually stop the flow of the melt-off over the gutter. Once the water has no place to go, it will start to "dam up" and the standing water could find its way into your home under shingles, through vents, and any path of least resistance to the flow of the water. Most homeowners will assume it's an immediate problem with the roof (not to say it isn't necessarily) but in most cases when ice and snow are present on the roof, the immediate resolution is to remove the ice and standing water as quickly as possible.
S&K Prowash is here to keep you safe in the event an ice dam forms on your rood. If you already have a roof leak caused by an ice dam that we can stop the leak by steaming it clear before it gets worse within minutes (not hours or days) of locating the problem area. We use the safest procedure in the form of steaming. This is also the most effective method when trying to prevent or stop leaks, while not harming your roof as a power tool might.
We use safe steaming techniques to clear the ice fast and efficient right down to bare shingles and clear gutters. Steaming won't damage shingles like other tools will, and we can even STOP most leaks within 20min of arriving on site. We will never use a chisel, hammer, axe, or any other tool that could potentially damage your roof. There are many ways that an ice dam can be handled however, some methods only clear small areas or channels, others can cause severe damage, others simply don't work, ONLY STEAM is the safest and most effective way to remove the ice completely.