Ice Dam Removal
Ice dams are a common problem that commercial property owners and residential homeowners often deal with in our cold New England winter climate.
This problematic build-up of ice can force leaking to occur under the shingles at the edges of the roof. Damage associated with an ice dam can range from lifted shingles, rotted roof decking and/or fascia and soffit wood, and water leaking from your ceiling, windows or walls inside your home.
Pro Aqua Wash uses an efficient steam process to safely remove ice dams without damaging your roof, gutters or siding. If damage has already occurred inside of your property, Pro Aqua Wash can also assist with repairs.
- Indoor heating rises through the ceiling into the attic and warms the roof surface.
- Snow on the heated part of the roof melts and flows down until it reaches that part of the roof that is below 32 degrees. Water freezes into an ice dam.
- The ice dam grows as it is fed by melting snow above, but water held by the ice dam backs up and stays liquid.
- Eventually the water finds cracks in the roof covering and flows into the attic from where it could seep through the ceiling and interior walls.