Ice Dams Damage
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Who you Gonna Call?…
When the weight and stress of ice begins to push the gutters off your house, who you gonna call? When water pools above melting ice dams – backs underneath shingles and enters the attic – ruining your insulation and damaging your ceilings, walls and paint, who ya gonna call?… The IceBusters!
We are a specialty contractor – Professional Ice Removers – with state of the art equipment.
The IceBusters custom-made trailer consists of a 300 gallon water tank, 16 hp powerwasher, 6500 watt generator and a specially designed kerosene-fired water heater. We are self- contained and do not use your water or electricity. What we do is simple – removing ice dams quickly and safely using pure steam, produced on site.
What Causes Ice Dams?
Ideally, the temperature inside the attic should be the same as the air outside. If its 10° outside, it should be 10° in the attic. When you don’t have enough insulation and/or ventilation – heat from inside your home escapes into the attic warming the underside of your shingles. As the water rolls down to the coldest part of the roof – the eave, it re-freezes – creating ice and icicles in the gutters and ice dams on the roof. The money you spend to heat your home is basically melting snow on your roof!
Removing ice dams from roofs before they do damage is important, but its only a quick fix. The long term solution is usually found by adding ventilation and insulation in the attic. Please be advised that we do this kind of work as well. For homes which cannot be easily insulated or ventilated, such as those with catheral or vaulted ceilings, we have specially designed heat wire system called Heated Helmet. In order to determine what is the best solution for your home, we offer a FREE, no-obligation evaluation of your home’s attic.
Don’t Try Removing Ice Dams Yourself!
Desperate and pressed to do something – homeowner’s will often employ hammers, shovels, scrapers and even chain saws when removing ice dams from roofs. Don’t damage your roof and gutters while endangering yourself on an icy ladder. Be careful when using de-icers and chemicals as they can often discolor shingles and corrode metal. Instead of risking unnecessary damage to your home, make the smart move and call The IceBusters today!