Ice Dam Removal

Complete Guide

Northwest Colorado Ice Dam Removal

So, what is an ice dam?? An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof which prevents melting snow from draining off of your roof. The water that backs up behind the ice dam can leak into your home and cause damage to walls, floors, ceilings, and insulation. In North-West Colorado, the only team that you want to trust removing ice dams on your roof is Berlet Roofing. We practically wrote the book on ice dam removal and are the best team to pick for the job.

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We provide a free PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL home and roof inspection of all the projects around your home. Personal and professional inspections help to ensure accurate measurements for all of our proposals and all work to be completed on time and on budget.

What Is an Ice Dam?


How Are Ice Dams Formed?

To put it simply: ice dams are formed when snow and ice on your roof start to melt but freeze again when it meets the edge of your roof. Factors such as ventilation, insulation, solar orientation, tree coverage, home architecture, snow cover, homeowner lifestyle, and weather conditions all interact to determine ice dam activity on every home.


Do Ice Dams Damage My Roof?

Damage to the actual roof is often very subtle; the real damage occurs inside your home. Damaged roofs leak on attic insulation. In the short term, wet insulation doesn’t work well, and in the long term, the quality and effectiveness of the insulation are compromised. This sets up a vicious cycle: heat loss →  ice dams → roof leaks → insulation damage → more heat loss!


Signs Of Ice Dams

You will be able to see an actual ice dam hanging from the side of your roof. You should never try to remove the dam yourself; once an ice dam has formed always call Berlet Roofing to safely remove it! Inside your home, roof leaks caused by ice dams will be obvious when you start finding paint peeling on your walls and ceilings with no apparent source of water.

How Does Berlet Roofing Prevent Ice Dams?

Preventing damage from an ice dam is pretty straightforward. It’s all about being proactive. When you think you may have a problem, it’s time to call Berlet Roofing.

Here are just a few ways that Berlet Roofing can help:

  • Roof snow removal
  • Attic inspection for proper insulation
  • Roof inspection for proper ventilation
  • Inspect the overall quality and status of roof condition
  • Install the Edge Ice Melt System

Ice Dam damage is something that is super preventable! Call Berlet Roofing to get your FREE no-obligation roof inspection and assessment. Our team of expert roofing contractors can remove any existing ice dams and do proactive work to prevent more dams from forming!


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Whether you want to fix your roof, replace your roof, have your roof checked for leaks or damage, or just have a few doubts, our roofing experts are ready to help you. We specialize in Roofing for homes and businesses. If your building has a roof, we are here to help!

Our main office is located in Steamboat Springs at:

2475 Lincoln Ave.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

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