Skluzacek Bros. has been safely solving snow and ice problems for years. Whether it's a routine snow removal to prevent ice dams or emergency service to remove ice from a leaky roof, you can trust us to handle any job, big or small!
Our snow and ice removal specialists have been safely taking care of homeowners' problems for years. Whether it's a routine snow removal to prevent ice dams or emergency service to remove ice from a leaky roof, you can trust us to handle any job. We'll remove snow and ice from the entire roof or we can just focus on clearing a troubled section of your home, whichever suits your budget.
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An ice dam is a ridge or build-up of ice at the bottom edge of the roof. When ice dams form, the snow that's trapped behind the ice melts and puddles behind the ridge. Shingle roofs are not designed to be waterproof; they're designed to shed water. Once water has accumulated and has nowhere to go, it finds a way into the home through nail penetrations and behind flashings.
Ice dams can form in a variety of ways. The most common way is when a large amount of snow accumulates on a roof and some snow begins to melt. The water from the melted snow runs down the roof underneath the snow blanket. When it hits the cold edge of the roof, it refreezes. The ice builds and builds, eventually creating an ice dam that traps the rest of the melted water up on the roof. Other factors leading to ice dams are things like hot spots on the roof. They can occur around vents, skylights, or above an area that lacks sufficient insulation. These hot spots will melt the snow only to have it refreeze as it runs down the roof over a colder areas of the roof, usually around the edge.