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The Benefits of Ice Dam Steaming

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This time of year, ice dams can be a huge issue if you’re not careful and don’t know how to prevent them. There are several advantages of having a company like Total Home Exteriors remove any ice dams that might have formed in your gutters. Here are a few reasons you should hire professionals like us. We are experts at ice dam steaming in the Twin Cities.

  • Professionals like us will know the safest way to access your roof. We will know how to safely walk on your roof, if need be, or we will know how to safely climb a ladder to get to your gutters.
  • Total Home Exteriors also has all of the tools needed for the safe removal of ice dams. We will use a steamer, not a power washer, for ice dam steaming. The distinction between these two types of tools is important. A steamer is a better tool for ice dam removal. We will never use an ice pick, hammer or ax for this type of job because those tools are unsafe for this kind of job. And a pressure washer will damage your roof. That is why we always use a steamer that is specially designed for this kind of work.
  • Our technicians here are fully trained in ice dam steaming. So we won’t just do it safely – we will also do it efficiently so the work is done in as little time as possible.
  • We can take care of ice dam steaming so you don’t have to. That way, you can stay nice and safe on the ground while we handle the ice dam steaming. You won’t put yourself at risk of injury or worse. Just hire us and let us handle it!

Ice dams can be prevented. The main way to prevent them from forming is to make sure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated. When your roof is warm in the middle and cold on the edges, that is how ice dams form. The snow melts and turns into water. Then that water runs down off of your roof and into your gutters. There, it refreezes into ice and causes a blockage. Then any other water backs up onto your roof, which can cause it to leak. It’s a vicious cycle and the only way to get rid of those ice dams is through ice dam steaming.

So when you need ice dam steaming in the Twin Cities, call Total Home Exteriors at 612-388-7795 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

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