Ice Dam Removal in Akron, Ohio
If you have an ice dam emergency in Akron or the surrounding suburbs, call Ice Dam Guys® at 1800-ICE-DAMS (800-423-3267) for safe, steam-only roof ice dam removal. In business since 1996, we’ve eliminated so many ice dams and helped thousands of happy customers that we’ve become the top-rated ice dam removal company on Google across the nation! We are properly licensed, bonded, & insured.
Ice Dam Emergencies in Akron, Ohio
Ice Dam Guys® offers nationwide ice dam removal services from their headquarters in Minnesota. We’ve served Ohio for a long time, but since the winter of 2018, we have consistently spent many weeks each year thawing out property owners between Akron and Cleveland.
Traditionally, Akron sees nearly 42 inches of snow on average per season, which is about 15” above the national average and can escalate quickly when bad weather hits. Paired with plunging temperatures from January to March, residents will often experience ice dams on their businesses or homes. Even recently, a snow and ice storm in January 2022 flooded our ice dam removal experts with property owners in need!
Ice dams form when a perfect storm of factors occur concurrently, which often includes punishing snowfall from compounding storms and notable temperature fluctuations. However, the weather isn’t 100% responsible for these destructive formations, as it will often also include interior heat loss via improper attic insulation. In Ohio, specifically, we’ll often notice that homes have too low of an R-Value with regard to their attic insulation. This mismatch, paired with natural temperature fluctuations, can often lead to heat leaking from the home’s interior spaces into the attic. This “hot attic” will encourage roof snow to melt, but due to the natural freezing temperatures outside on your roof’s overhangs and gutters, it has nowhere to escape through the existing ice. This is where an ice dam can form, which can quickly grow into 1,000+ pounds of uncertainty and home insurance deductibles being met, not to mention a variety of safety hazards from falling ice.
Unfortunately, many property owners won’t notice an ice dam is forming until it has shown trademark evidence, such as interior ceiling leaks and collapses, mold formations, sagging gutters or overhangs, and icicles that are way bigger than normal. If you’ve recently seen one of these indicators, it’s likely too late for you to resolve it on your own, but we can offer you same-day/next-day service so your damages hopefully don’t get larger.
Image Sources: Cleveland19.com
Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal with Ice Dam Guys®
Ice Dam Guys® have been A+ Rated at the BBB for over 10 years and are the United States’ top-rated ice dam removal company on Google! How have we achieved such a reputation? It’s simple – unlike local roofers who only attempt ice dam removals when a storm hits, we specialize in ice dam removal full-time for over 25 years! While local roofers might remove a handful of ice dams each year, we eliminate thousands, which means our customers should expect a level of expertise and confidence working with Ice Dam Guys® that can’t be met elsewhere.
We only use safe and effective steam-only to remove ice dams. We will not use damaging options such as powerful water pressure washers, hatchets, pickaxes, hammers, torches/flames, chemical melting solutions, or more. This delicate approach to ice dam removal, using only steam, protects your roof and shingles from additional damages or new ones. It’s also really quick and effective, dicing ice dams into little pieces of debris that we remove to easily allow for unobstructed water flow for your next thaw.
We are also properly insured, bonded, and licensed to work on your property, which we have discussed in length here. As an example, we have an active General Liability policy for ice dam removal services which is a special policy to account for our team members working on snowy and icy roofs in winter. Conversely, your local roofer, who does the bulk of their work installing shingles during the summertime, likely could have claims denied if their carrier learned they were performing ice dam removal, which is far removed from their standard scope of the policy. It’s our estimate that approximately 75% of the vendor options out there are not properly insured for ice dam removals. Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about that with us!
See our President, Joe Palumbo, discuss why Cleveland and Akron homes are susceptible to ice dams in this interview at Cleveland 19. He also mentions how property owners can identify an ice dam and what to do (and NOT do) if you see one forming on your roof:
The Ice Dam Guys® are very familiar with Akron and the surrounding communities, as we’ve worked in Ohio for many years. Our most frequent suburbs outside of Akron include:
Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Green, Hudson Mogadore, Montrose-Ghent, Munroe Falls, Norton, Silver Lake, Stow, and Tallmadge, Ohio.
Call us now at 1-800-ICE-DAMS for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your Akron-area home.