Emergency Ice Dam Removal Near Fargo, North Dakota
If you have an ice dam emergency in Fargo or throughout Cass County, call Ice Dam Guys® at 1800-ICE-DAMS (800-423-3267) for safe and effective steam-only ice dam removal. In business since 1996, we’ve helped thousands of happy customers and become the top-rated ice dam removal company on Google nationwide! We are properly licensed, bonded, & insured.
Ice Dams in Cass County and Beyond
Since 1996, the Minnesota-based Ice Dam Guys® have been getting frostnip and helping our neighbors throughout North Dakota. Whether you’re in Fargo, over in Bismarck, or up in Grand Forks, we’ll be there to help you with same-day or next-day ice dam removal! You’ll likely need it too, as you average over 50 inches of snow each year with some of the most wicked wind chills we’ve been exposed to! Rumor has it you have 50+ days per year where you don’t get above zero degrees, which is the perfect weather for ice dams to form. In fact, as recently as February 2022, KX News in Bismarck warned homeowners about the damages that can occur with ice dams.
Ice dams are a destructive and expensive byproduct that occurs across the country’s colder northern states. Wouldn’t ya know it, that description embodies North Dakota, so it’s no surprise you all get hammered by them! The major contributors include snow (which you have an abundance of), freezing temperatures (ditto), and fluctuating temperatures. Many homeowners are unaware of how that last one fits into the equation, but fluctuating temperatures are actually the major reason your roof could experience an ice dam while your neighbor won’t.
Whether your roof experiences natural warming patterns from periods of intense sun or you have heat loss into your home’s attic, the end results are the same – ice dams. These fluctuations encourage the snow on your roof to begin to thaw and melt, which seems like good news, but it’s actually a problem. As that snow melts and progresses down your roof towards your overhanging gutters, it will refreeze. This is because home attics will usually not have any insulation on the overhangs or if they do, the R-value is too low. R-value is the scale for home insulation and many older homes will commonly have lower values than what’s appropriate by today’s standards. This discrepancy between the unnaturally warm majority of your roof’s surface, compared to that lower ribbon of freezing temperatures near your gutters, is why they form. So how does heat loss from your home get into your attic?
As you and your family warm up inside, attic bypasses can allow interior heat to dissipate into your attic. These bypasses often include outlets, non-insulated HVAC ducts that run through your home to the attic, recessed lighting cans, and any number of chinks in your home’s armor. In an ideal situation, you could have potentially avoided this headache by receiving a home energy audit to locate these bypasses before winter. That would have allowed for enough time to repair them, but unfortunately, many homeowners aren’t even aware they even have any issues until it’s too late. As an example, we’ve seen everything from collapsed ceilings in the kitchen to massive water leaks in the living room! While we’re sorry you’re in this situation, we can help you and do so in a hurry!
Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal in North Dakota
We’ve been removing ice dams for nearly 30 years, so our trials and tribulations have taught us a ton about what works and what doesn’t. Well, we should say, “we’ve learned what removes ice dams safely vs what removes ice dams destructively!” Anyone can remove an ice dam by bashing it with a hatchet, ice pick, hockey stick, or any other blunt object. Likewise, some poor souls have even tried flame torches or hot water pressure washers too. But guess what? All of those methods are going to thrash your shingles and roof, likely causing more issues via leaks and damages. That’s not our style, as we follow the mantra of “try and leave this world a little better than you found it” and that’s what we’ll do with your home.
Safe and effective steam-only ice dam removal is our only approach and it’s because it works each and every time! Our gentle application allows for our technicians to seamlessly slice and dice the ice dam into small and manageable pieces. Without doing this, ice dams can commonly weigh hundreds or even thousands of pounds. No wonder some people have gone to such extremes to combat them. Conversely, once we’re done steaming your dam, we’ll be able to remove chunks of ice in small handheld sizes. This delicate process protects your expensive roof, allows for comprehensive removal, and achieves this with little to no mess at all.
Learn more about the process in the below interview from ReMax’s Better Living TV and our President, Joe Palumbo:
Working With the Ice Dam Guys®
Unlike your local roofer who may want to take a stab at ice dams to earn an extra buck outside of their busy summer season, the Ice Dam Guys® specialize in only doing ice dam removal. We are also fully insured, bonded, and licensed to work on your roof this winter! We mention that because lots of local roofers will claim they’re insured, which they probably are – for summer work! We don’t share that to critique others, but the simple truth is that many contractors are bending the capabilities of their insurance policies. It’s no surprise that ice dam removal is dangerous, as we’re standing on slabs of ice on the ledge of your roof in a blizzard. Let’s say you go with a low-cost provider but they take a spill. Oftentimes in these situations, when they file a claim with their insurance provider they’ll be denied because their policy does not cover them being on an icy roof during winter. It’s outside of the scope of work that they were approved for, being installing shingles and doing roof repairs – in the dry summer! On the other end of the spectrum are the Ice Dam Guys®. We’ve got so many layers of insurance that it’s almost comical if it weren’t so darn smart. The big one you need to know about is our General Liability policy, which is all-encompassing and protects all of us, including you and your property!
Liability insurance aside, we’ve got the experience to help you! We’ve been on thousands of roofs and helped so many homeowners that we’ve become the top-rated ice dam removal company on Google in the entire country! Not only that, but we’ve attained and held an A+ Rating at the BBB for over a decade. We encourage you, no double-dare you, to check out our reviews online at any platform of your choosing. Heck, we’ll even link to some of the majors to make it easy for you:
We know emergency ice dam removal is expensive, but we hope after checking out our reputation and hearing the testimonials from our past customers that you’ll give us a call.
If there’s snow on the ground and ice on the roofs, you can find the Ice Dam Guys® throughout North Dakota. Whether you’re near Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, or anywhere between, we’re there! Popular suburbs we’ve visited include:
Apple Valley, Arnold, Bygland, Dilworth, Frontier, Harmon, Horace, Kelly, Lincoln, Lynwood, Mallory, Mandan, Manvel, Mapleton Township, Pierce, Powell, Reed Township, Stanley Township, Thompson, Warren Township, and West Fargo.
Call us now at 1-800-ICE-DAMS for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your North Dakota home.