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Ice Dams and Snow Removal Services

Anyone who has lived in a snowy climate has seen and experienced ice dams. Thick bands of ice form along the eaves of houses, causing millions of dollars of structural damage every year. Water-stained ceilings, dislodged roof shingles, sagging gutters, peeling paint, and damaged plaster—all are the familiar results of ice dams.

Services Offered:

  • Roof ice dam removal
  • Roof snow removal
  • Roof repairs & replacements
  • Gutter repairs & replacements
  • Roof ventilation- Soffits and Ridges 
  • Attic Insulation
  • Snow removal includes:
    • Driveways
    • Walkways
    • Stairways
    • Decks
    • Patios
  • Roofing heat cables & auto on/off temperature, moisture sensors.
  • Gutter heat cables & auto on/off temperature, moisture sensors.

Roof with an Ice Dam

So What Exactly Causes Ice Dams and Icicles?

Ice dams form along the roof's edge, usually above the overhang. Here's why. Heat and warm air leaking from the living space below melt the snow, which trickles down to the colder edge of the roof (above the eaves) and refreezes. Every inch of snow that accumulates on the roof insulates the roof deck a little more. This keeps more heat in the attic, which in turn makes the roof even warmer and melts more snow. Frigid outdoor temperatures ensure a fast and deep freeze at the eaves. One of the first signs to look for is hanging icicles forming at your roofing eves. The worst ice dams usually occur when a deep snow is followed by very cold weather.

Temporary Solution to the Problem

Step 1. Using a roof rake, remove snow 3-4 feet from the edge of your roof, being careful not to damage the roof covering or to allow snow to build up around walking paths or to block emergency exits. Thereby fully exposing the ice dam and allowing sunlight to help heat up and weaken your roof ice.

Step 2. To finish removing ice dams; is to melt it using calcium chloride ice melt, thereby restoring the proper water shedding function of your homes roof or gutters.

Hire Team Vinyl and Roofing Co. professionals to clear your edges a minimum of 3-4 ft every large snowstorm if possible. This will prevent ice damming until you can solve the problem with more permanent solutions we discuss below. The theory is obvious. No snow or ice, no leaking water.

The worst of all solutions is untrained and inexperienced people chipping ice by attacking mounds of roof ice with ice picks, crowbars, and chain saws! Unfortunately, this method threatens life, limb, and roof.

Solving the Problem

The way to stop ice dams from forming is to keep the entire roof cold. In most homes this means blocking all air leaks leading to the attic from the living space below, increasing the thickness of insulation on the attic floor, and installing a continuous soffit and ridge vent systems are ways to help eliminate the problem. Be sure that the air and insulation barrier you create are continuous.

Soffits & Ridge Venting Systems

Customer Reviews

"Team Vinyl and Roofing Co., Hinsdale, N.H have completed several jobs on my home. They installed new roofing shingles; new gutters and recently Chad and B.J installed heat cables in the gutters.
The work was excellent and the workers were well mannered, pleasant and answered any questions I had.
I would be more than happy to recommend their work to anyone. I really love the finished look and the heat cables in the gutters saved the gutters from heavy ice buildup.”

—Judith Jacobson

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Stay warm and safe inside your New Hampshire or Vermont home this year and have the trained professionals from Team Vinyl and Roofing Co. of Hinsdale NH clear your roof of damaging ice and snow. Plus we can help solve your problem with our permanent solutions. For quick service, and a full evaluation of your home, Call us today to learn more or fill out our quick form to receive your FREE, no-obligation estimate.

We Serve the Following Areas:

Cheshire County, New Hampshire, Including Winchester, Swanzey, Chesterfield, Keene, Westmoreland, Richmond, Fitzwilliam, Surry, Walpole, Alstead, and Spofford New Hampshire.

Windham County, Vermont, Including Brattleboro, Vernon, Guilford, Dummerston, Newfane, Putney, Brookline, Westminster, Halifax, Marlboro, Bellows Falls, and Wilmington Vermont.

Are you in or near one of the above locations, and you're not seeing your city or town listed? Contact us today to see how we can help!