Ice Dam Removal

Residential Roofing Services for Ice Dams

Ice Dam Removal

Ice dams can compromise the structural integrity of your roof and create hazards for your family and visitors to your home. Rather than put up with ice dams, hire The Construction Group to remove them quickly and safely. We offer professional ice dam removal as a part of our residential roofing services, and have the equipment necessary to remove ice from any residential property in the Twin Cities metro area. When ice is weighing your roof down, get help fast – contact The Construction Group at 651-731-5857!

What Causes Ice Dams?

Although many homeowners in Minnesota know what ice dams are, few understand why they form. Let us explain!

Due to heat radiating from inside the home or due to heat from the sun, the melting snow runs downs the roof and past the interior wall and freezes along the cold eaves.  As the snow continues to melt, standing water collects behind the ice build-up on the eaves and can potentially leak inside the house.  You could be looking at significant repair costs due water leaking into the home and damage from the weight of the ice. 

Once the ice builds up, the melting snow has nowhere to go. Therefore, the ice accumulates in the gutter area above the roof’s fascia. An ice dam will build as the precipitation continues. As the ice becomes heavier and heavier, it can put the pressure of several hundred pounds across the surface of the roof.

Eventually, an ice dam will give way if the temperature rises above freezing. If not, it will linger throughout the winter season. The weight of the ice can cause a fascia to buckle. Even worse, the ice dam can give way and fall to the ground, creating a danger zone for you, your family, or anyone visiting your home.

Learn more about signs of ice damage, roof inspections, and why you should hire a professional for ice dam removal below. When you’re ready to get started, please contact us via phone or email.

Signs of Ice Damage

If left untreated, ice dams can cause considerable damage to the roof of your Minnesota home. Sometimes the loss goes unnoticed. If you notice any of the following signs of damage, contact a professional roofer right away to repair the damaged areas.

  • Broken or sagging gutters
  • Loose or missing shingles, tiles, or cedar shakes
  • Water leaks inside the home
  • Bulging eaves
Why Hire a Professional for Ice Dam Removal

Although you may be tempted to melt or remove an ice dam by yourself, we suggest hiring a professional roofing contractor to do it for you. Homeowners sustain injuries every winter trying to dissolve or remove ice dams. Our roofing contractors have the proper equipment and training necessary to remove the ice from the edge of your roof safely and efficiently. Unlike ice dam removal companies who do nothing more than remove ice from the roof using an impact tool or pressure washer, our team of Minnesota certified roofing contractors have actual roofing experience. We build roofs, repair them, and replace them.

Get Your Roof Inspected

Ice dams can do some significant damage to your roof if left untreated. The weight alone can cause the fascia to weaken, damage the gutter, or rip the asphalt shingles off the roof. Due to the extent of the damage that ice dams can produce, we recommend hiring a roofing contractor like The Construction Group to perform an inspection. A thorough examination of your roof will reveal whether the ice caused any damage and what we need to do to fix it. A quick inspection at the beginning of every spring can keep small maintenance issues from turning into costly repairs.

If you suspect that an ice dam is forming on your roof, contact The Construction Group. We will arrive promptly, remove the ice from your roof, and check for any damage. We offer ice dam removal for all homes in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the greater Twin Cities metro area. To schedule a removal, call us at 651-731-5857 or message us on our contact page today.