Every winter we see icicles hanging on gutters or eaves, especially living in the Midwest. As much as we believe icicles are another aspect of a “winter wonderland”, they can become a winter nightmare. Icicles can and will cause damage to your house. Types of damage is falling gutters, loose shingles, and water pouring into your house. All scenarios are detrimental, however water entering your house is the worst. Water will affect your insulation inside the attic (lose its R-value, lead to mold), damage paint, deteriorate the drywall, ruin wooden joists, and cause headaches.
Causes of an Ice Dam:
(Interior damage will be noticeable after weeks or months. Remember for water to enter your house it has passed through numerous home products decking, insulation, drywall, paint, & fascia. Numerous items may be damaged that are not noticed)
Total Ice Dam Fix:
Our project manager’s will assess each situation prior to providing an estimate. Cost for fixing ice damming depends on the severity of the ice dams (5-9 foot icicles), height of the building, and amount of snow collected. We recommend the homeowner be home prior to starting the job. Recommendation is so we have water access to begin a job.
Duration: Expected time of completion varies on the size of the project and the type of roofing system. Roofs with metal or slate require us to work from our ladder. The combination of winter elements and slick surfaces demand us to take extra precaution.
Ice Damming procedure:
What we need from the homeowner:
How to avoid calling us in the future:
Our team will plan, design, and complete the project to your satisfaction, No matter the size of your project. From beginning to end, you will be involved every step of the way.
We take pride in offering the best in workmanship and service throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana. We are a state licensed, bonded, and insured contractor. Our license no. is 104.011280.
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We have been certified installer's by the industry leading manufacturer's for over 30+ years.