The recent weather that we have experienced in the past several weeks has created two very serious conditions for homeowners in this region. These conditions, if left un-addressed, can cause great damage to many homes. The demand put on us to resolve these conditions is great. Therefore, we have all of our crews, along with numerous other companies, doing everything we can to keep up with the requests that we are receiving while trying to stay safe.
The first condition is roof leaks caused by ice dam backups. These ice dams are three to five times the average size. The water is backing up higher than anyone has ever seen. As snow above the ice dam melts and temperatures fall below freezing, the size of the ice dam will increase and water will back up even higher.
Some signs that water is leaking from ice dams;
- Water leaking around window frames
- Ice forming inside the soffit or overhangs
- Ice forming along siding
- Water leaking around pluming vent pipes
We recommend removing the ice dam completely along the eaves. Some damage to the roof shingles may occur and we will do all we can to minimize that. This is by far the lesser of two evils. We will also remove 3 to 6 feet of snow from the bottom edge of the roof. This, we believe is the best solution to resolve the severe ice dams issues. The remaining snow should be able to melt as it normally would.
The second condition is the weight of the snow itself. The snow has a lot of water in it, making it denser and very hard to shovel or "rake". This has many local authorities and insurance companies posting emergency bulletins recommending the removal of snow from roofs.
We now have a dispatch system in place for all our crews. We will call before anyone is sent to you. If you find someone else before we dispatch to you, please call us to cancel your request. For your convenience we accept all major credit cards, personal checks, as well as cash.
Call our office @ 603-886-4152 to place a request. We will call you back generally within a hour to give you pricing and a time frame.