PostHeaderIcon Tips for Removing Ice Dams from Roofs

Roofs are prepared to cover the upper most surface of the house. And in US there is the biggest issue of snow and storms. So the roofs are prepared and structured in such a way that can sustain in such heavy snow fall and protects the house and the members in it. So the roofing contractor helps the homeowners to decide and opt for a better roofing method. Metal roofing, asphalt roofing are the best example which helps to sustain the roofing for a long period of time. At times when there is heavy snow fall the roofs gets accumulated from snow, these snow will in turn get freeze and will form ice dams which creates lot of damage to the roof. There is possibility of disintegration of roof edges. So for removing those ice dams there are certain criteria and opts which can help you.

Tips for Removing Ice Dams from Roofs

  • It is advisable of removing the snow from your roof after every storm, this will help the homeowner of removing the unwanted snow from the top which gets freeze and creates damage to the roof of the house. It depends on the roofing method which you have selected to be installed.


  • The water drainage pipes must be cleared and tidy because it helps the water and the snow to drain out from the roof. If these pipes are blocked due to any circumstance than there can be ice dams on your roof which can incur cost expenditure to you.



  • After every storm if any ice dam has took its roots in the roof than it must be melt first to clear the roof and safeguard it properly. It can be removed by sprinkling nylon stocking with calcium chloride.


  • Professional roofing contractors are useful for melting the ice dam which has occurred on the roof of the home. They have the exact knowledge of which materials will be more apposite for the ice to be melt.


  • It is important that the roof is properly insulated because if there is proper insulation than there are less chances of ice dams in roof and this will lead to a durable roof as compared to other roofs. Insulation helps in keeping the appropriate temperature in the roofing area which keeps a ventilated region and does not let the snow to freeze.


  • The flashing or water repellant membrane must be attested on the surface first and the roofing tiles or sheet must be positioned because flashing helps the rain water not to enter the upper surface of house and damage the roof.


  • The drainage pipes and the water downspouts must be cleaned and opened so that the water gets exposed off easily and no damage can take place on the roof. With the help of cleared downspouts the water gets directly collected to the gutters and drainage problems does not arise.


  • If any stain or moss have arose than there are possibility of ice dams so before getting it into the roof the issue if moss and stain must be removed foe not getting your roof damaged or dent.

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