Snow Removal Solutions for Ice Dams & Snow Covered Roofs
Do you need someone to shovel your roof and get ride of ice dams? Berlet Roofing provides complete ice dam removal and rooftop snow removal in Steamboat Springs. Northwestern Colorado gets an average snowfall of over 200″ each year. These tough Northwestern Colorado winters can be a nightmare for your roof. All this snow and ice can build up on your roof and cause extensive damage. You can help prevent serious damage to both your roof and the inside of your home by removing ice dams and snow frequently. There are two main reasons to remove the snow from your roof: ice dams & roof collapse.
Ice dams can form when water from melting snow re-freezes at the edge of your roof line. Without roof snow removal, an ice dam may grow large enough to prevent water from draining off the roof. This water can then back up underneath roof shingles and make its way into your home.
Roof collapse is caused when too much snow builds up on your roof. A cubic foot of dry snow weighs about 6 to 8 pounds, while one cubic foot of packed snow could weigh up to 20 pounds. The same volume of ice can weigh three times this amount. Each roof is rated to hold a certain amount of snow, once that amount is passed a roof collapse could happen.
Signs of a dangerous ice dam:
- Icicles on the edge of the roof
- Icicles on the front of a gutter
- Ice forming behind the gutters
- Ice or water appearing on an exterior wall
- Visible water on a door or window frame
- Water or wet spots on an interior wall or ceiling
Signs of snow load breach:
- Sagging roofs
- Cracked or split wood members
- Bends or ripples in supports
- Cracks in walls or masonry
- Doors that pop open
- Doors or windows that are difficult to open
- Creaking, cracking, or popping sounds
How we remove the snow and ice dams:
Berlet Roofing employs a special low pressure steam snow removal method for ice dam removal. Any other approach is too risky because roofs are easily damaged in frigid temperatures. Ice dam removal using a hammer or other impact instruments can result in costly damage. Gutter ice removal or roof ice removal using a power washer can also do significant damage.
Low Pressure Steam Removal:
Steam snow removal is a special technique that melts away ice without any risk or roof or shingle damage. Steaming is the proven process of using super heated water at exactly the right temperature combined with the right amount of low pressure (psi) to create a safe and very effective way to cut through the Ice Dams and not your roof. Then this low pressure steam allows us to safely loosen the Dam’s grip from the roof and gutters.
Our company is one of the only providers of low pressure steam ice dam removal service in Western Colorado.