In the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas the temperature can stay below zero almost all winter. The cold climate can cause ice dams to build on residential roofs. Enough ice can create a significant amount of weight. Enough weight over a prolonged period can bring about damage to the roofing system. For this reason, you should be ready to call Duall Services to remove the ice dam and repair your roof. We’re on call all season long to help homeowners with snow and ice issues. Our entire team is here when you need us, 24/7.
What is an Ice Dam?
If you’re new to the area or are buying your first home, you may not know what an ice dam is. Here’s a brief explanation:
As snow or freezing rain gathers on your roof, it builds up into a thick layer. If you’re running your furnace, however, the sheet of ice will eventually melt because the heat inside the house keeps the roof warm. The runoff can end up freezing again around the eave of the roof or the gutter system. Eventually, a wall or a dam will build on the edge of the roof.
Since the snow and ice have nowhere to go, the dam gets bigger and heavier. The result is a solid sheet of ice that can give way at any time. The weight of the ice can both damage the roof and create a safety hazard for anyone standing under the eave. The longer the ice sits there, the more dangerous it is. If you wait until the temperature warms back up, you could wait for several days or weeks.
Professional Ice Dam Removal is the Answer
Ideally, you should never wait longer than you have to hire a Duall Professional to come out and remove the ice from your roof. The sooner you take care of it, the less likely it is to damage the roofing system or gutter system. We specialize in snow removal for your roof, yard, driveway, and other areas around your property.
Our crew will arrive with all the equipment and manpower needed to complete the job. Since we have the right tools and training, we can ensure that the work is completed quickly and safely so that you don’t have to do it yourself. You should avoid spraying the ice dam with a hose or other DIY method. If you spray the dam with a hose, the massive ice will hurl to the ground. The falling ice could present a danger to you and anyone around the dam. Spraying the dam could also create more ice instead of melting the dam.
Duall Services Provides Complete Ice Removal Services
If you are a homeowner in Minneapolis and St. Paul, then call us if you need ice removed from your property. We are here to help you 24 hours a day. Our number is 376-788-9411, or you can message us at info@DuAllservices.com. We are your snow removal specialists!
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