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Des Moines Ice Dam Removal

Call Ice Dam Guys® at 1800-ICE-DAMS (800-423-3267) for safe, steam-only roof ice dam removal in Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs. As the top-rated ice dam removal company nationwide on Google, we’ve eliminated ice dams since 1996 and helped thousands of happy customers! We are properly licensed, bonded, & insured.

An ice dam the Ice Dam Guys® removed in Des Moines

Ice Dam Emergencies in Des Moines, Iowa

Minnesota-based Ice Dam Guys® regularly spend their winters helping neighbors in Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs with same-day emergency ice dam removal. Considering an average year produces 33” of snow in Des Moines when you experience a particularly heavy winter that far surpasses those figures, the snow (and ice) can really accumulate! Even recently, a blizzard in January 2022 broke a daily record for the most snowfall. While not every storm will produce the right conditions for an ice dam to form, when they do, you want to take action quickly!

Ice dams form for a variety of reasons, but they are most commonly discovered when a region gets particularly hammered by consistent snowfall via a blizzard or compounding storms. Specifically in Iowa, this can be exacerbated because many homes don’t have attic insulation with a high enough R-Value for these frigid storms. This often leads to heat loss from your home’s interior spaces that leak into the attic. This imbalance of warm air from your home’s attic against the freezing temperatures outside creates the perfect storm for unnatural melting cycles.

Without having the time to naturally thaw unobstructed, melting snow won’t be able to reach the gutters and exit your roof from the downspouts. It will pool or collect at the frozen gutters and eventually freeze into these large ice dams. Ice dams can regularly weigh well over 1,000+ pounds and that extra weight paired with moisture can produce horrible leaks and damages to your home. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize their roof is producing an ice dam until it’s too late. You may have noticed leaking, mold formations, a collapse of your home’s interior ceiling, or discovered a sagging gutter on your way outside. Whatever alerted you to the ice dam, we’re grateful you discovered it before damages occurred, but now you have to fix it – and fix it quickly!

Ice Dam Removal Process

Ice Dam Guys® is the nation’s top-rated ice dam removal company on Google and are A+ Rated at the BBB for over 10 years! We’ve achieved this stellar reputation for good reason – we’ve specialized in ice dam removal since 1996! What separates the Ice Dam Guys® from a lot of local roofing professionals is our ability to efficiently and effectively remove your ice dams. We only use safe and effective steam to remove ice dams. This ensures your roof and shingles remain intact and undamaged, while quickly reducing the ice dam to allow for the proper flow of melting water from your roof. Once we’ve removed the ice dam, we can help with any ice dam damages and repairs, such as our professional structural-drying team and network of renovation specialists.

Ice Dam Guys® are also properly licensed, bonded, and insured to work on your property without you carrying any of the liability. We do this to provide our customers with peace of mind, so you don’t have to worry about us working on your roof, but you can focus on moving on with your day or scheduling additional repair services.

See our President, Joe Palumbo, discuss our removal process and preventative tips for homeowners, on The Weather Channel. He also mentions how Iowan homes tend to have acceptable R-Value insulation for most of the year but not enough when these storms hit with fury:

Communities Served

The Ice Dam Guys® are very familiar with Des Moines and the surrounding communities, as we’ve worked in Iowa for many years. Our most frequent suburbs outside of Des Moines include:

Adel, Altoona, Ankeny, Bondurant, Clive, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Urbandale, and Waukee, Iowa.

Call us now at 1-800-ICE-DAMS for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your Des Moines-area home.

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