Emergency Ice Dam Removal Calgary

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Emergency Ice Dam Removal Services In Calgary

Ice dams during winter can pose a significant threat to your property’s roofing system. In Calgary’s chilly winters, accumulated snow and freezing temperatures can lead to the formation of ice dams on your roof. These ice dams block proper water drainage and can cause water to seep into your residential or commercial property, leading to potential damage and costly repairs. 

At DiamondCut Roofing, we specialize in efficient emergency ice dam removal services. Our team is equipped with the expertise and tools necessary to swiftly and effectively eliminate these ice dams, safeguarding your roof and preventing further structural issues. We’re here to protect your investment and ensure your peace of mind throughout the winter season.

Emergency Ice Dam Removal Services In Calgary

What Causes Ice Dams on Your Roof?

Over the many years we have been offering both commercial and residential roofing services in Calgary, we have identified the following culprits to be the leading causes of ice dams on your roof; 

Snow Accumulation

When snow blankets your roof, it acts as insulation. The heat from the attic and home rises, melting the bottom layer of snow nearest to the roof.

Meltwater and Freezing Temperatures

As this melted snow (meltwater) trickles down the roof, it reaches the eaves or overhangs, which are colder due to exposure to the outside air. Here, the meltwater refreezes due to the lower temperatures, forming an ice dam.

Repeat Melting and Freezing

Over time, this process repeats, causing the ice dam to grow as additional melted snow meets the existing ice, creating a barrier that traps more water.

Blocked Drainage Paths

The ice dam impedes the natural flow of water off the roof, creating pools or puddles of water behind it. This pooled water can seep under shingles and into the structure of the roof, potentially causing leaks and water damage.

How Ice Dams Can Damage Your Roof?

Ice dams can inflict significant damage to your roof and home. As these dams form and grow along the eaves of your roof, they trap melting snow and ice, creating a pooling effect. This trapped water can gradually seep under shingles, finding its way into the layers beneath. Once inside, the water can compromise the roof’s structure, insulation, and decking, promoting rot and decay. The expanding ice can also pry apart roof materials, such as shingles and flashing, causing them to loosen or break. 

Over time, this cycle of freezing and thawing weakens the roof’s integrity, leading to leaks and potentially extensive water damage within your home. The combined effects of water infiltration and structural deterioration can result in costly repairs, decreased energy efficiency, and a diminished lifespan for your roof. And this is why ice dams need emergency roof repair.

Never Wait Until It’s Too Late! Contact Us Today for Emergency Ice Dam Removal in Calgary

At DiamondCut Roofing, we understand the urgency that comes with the presence of ice dams during the harsh Calgary winters. Delaying action can exacerbate the damage and increase repair costs. That’s why we urge you to reach out to us today for our specialized emergency ice dam removal services. Our expert team is ready to respond promptly, equipped with the necessary skills and tools to eliminate ice dams swiftly and effectively. Don’t let ice dams compromise your roof’s integrity and put your property at risk. Contact us now to ensure a safer and more secure roofing system for your home.

Our Ice Dam Removal Process

1. Assessment and Planning

Our team begins by assessing the ice dam’s size, location, and severity. We carefully plan the most effective and safe approach to remove the ice dam without causing harm to your roof or gutters.

2. Equipment Preparation

We gather and prepare our specialized tools and equipment, including gentle steamers. These tools are crucial for a controlled melting process, ensuring the ice is removed without causing damage to the roofing materials.

3. Methodical Ice Melting

Using our specialized equipment, we methodically melt the ice, starting from the lowest point of the dam and working our way up. This process is conducted with precision and care to melt the ice gently and prevent any potential harm to the roof’s structure.

4. Safety Measures

Safety is paramount. Our technicians wear harnesses and use appropriate safety gear to ensure a safe working environment while removing the ice dams. This includes securing themselves to prevent accidents and injuries during the removal process.

5. Final Inspection and Recommendations

After successfully removing the ice dam, we conduct a final inspection to ensure proper drainage and assess any potential damage or areas that may require repairs or improvements. We provide recommendations to prevent ice dams and maintain a well-functioning roofing system.

Installing Attic Insulation Can Help Prevent Ice Dams

Even though we do offer emergency ice dam removal services, DiamondCut Roofing also educates its clients on how to prevent roofing problems. For instance, if you never want to deal with ice dams for the rest of your life, consider hiring our technicians to install energy-efficient attic insulation. 

Attic insulation acts as a thermal barrier, keeping the heat inside your living spaces and reducing the temperature in the attic. This controlled environment on the roof’s surface minimizes snow melt and prevents the refreezing that leads to ice dam formation. A well-insulated attic ensures a more balanced temperature, significantly lowering the risk of ice dams. 

So, if you’re also interested in attic insulation, our technicians are just a phone call away.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ice dam and why is it a concern?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof, preventing proper drainage. It can lead to water backup, potential leaks, and damage to your roof and home.

How do I know if I have an ice dam?

Common signs include icicles hanging from the roof, water leakage inside your home, and visible ice accumulation at the roof’s edges.

How do you remove ice dams?

We use specialized equipment, including gentle steamers, to gradually melt the ice without causing damage. Our skilled technicians ensure a careful and effective removal process.

Are your ice dam removal services safe for my roof?

Yes, our removal process is designed to be safe and gentle on your roof. We prioritize the structural integrity of your roof and use methods that do not cause harm during the ice removal process.

Can I prevent ice dams from forming in the future?

Yes, we provide recommendations for preventing future ice dams, including improving attic insulation and ensuring proper ventilation. These measures help maintain a consistent roof temperature, reducing the likelihood of ice dam formation.

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