Same-Day Ice Dam Removal Near Provo, UT
If you’re having an ice dam emergency in Provo, Orem, or throughout Utah County, call the Ice Dam Guys® at 1-800-ICE-DAMS (800-423-3267) for immediate service! Having removed thousands of ice dams, we’ve been the top-rated ice dam removal company in the nation since 1995! We are properly licensed, bonded, and insured.
The Provo-Orem metropolitan area is a wonderful blend of modern conveniences and natural retreats. Home to Brigham Young University and billion-dollar start-ups, you’ll also find opportunities to explore the southern portion of the Wasatch Front, get lost in Provo Canyon, or enjoy the slopes at Sundance Resort. Living in these areas of Utah County is 99% awesome, but like most places, that 1% remaining can be quite a doozie. In these parts, one of the hazards of living so close to the mountains and their climate is your proximity to pretty massive snow storms. While you don’t get the most snow in Utah, you still get enough for ice dams to form throughout the season. What’s an ice dam? Something like this fella below:
The most common indicators that you have an ice dam on your roof (and not just snow or traditional icicles) are when you see a slab of ice near the edge of the roof and/or large banks of icicles coming from your gutters. In the example above, we have both, and that’s exactly what you don’t want this holiday season. Commonly, these slabs of ice weigh many hundreds (if not 1,000+) pounds! Aside from the dangers of falling ice (a Park City man died in 2017 when 700 lbs. of ice fell on him), having that much ice on the roof is bad for structural and flooding reasons too.
Usually, during the midst of a storm, you should be safe from ice dams, as it remains very cold. However, it’s when those conditions change that ice dams form because there are unnatural fluctuations to the surface of the roof. This can happen after a few hours of intense sun or if you have heat loss from your home’s living spaces into your attic. The result is that a portion of the roof’s surface warms so much that it thaws the snow. Unfortunately, as snowmelt slowly runs down to the gutters, it’ll refreeze without being able to escape via the downspout. This is because the overhangs are not insulated like the rest of your roof. If you also have north-facing pockets of shade, there’s little chance the snowmelt can get past the frozen dams. When below-freezing temperatures return later in the day, all that pooled water refreezes and you have an ice dam. If you’re not careful and leave the ice dam in place too long, you can also have internal water leaks like the customer below:
We hope you’re able to call us well before it comes to your ceiling collapsing, but examples like this highlight why ice dams need to be taken seriously. Thankfully, we have a tried and true process for eliminating them quickly and effectively!
Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal in Orem and Provo
The Ice Dam Guys® has been removing ice dams across America since 1995! To put that in perspective, that’s about the same time that the world was introduced to Friends. If Jennifer Aniston was able to accomplish what she has over the following decades, think of how awesome we are at ice dam removal! Spoiler alert: we’re really good 🙂
When we began, the industry wasn’t what it is today, so most people would call local roofing contractors to give it their best shot. Unfortunately, many times these poor souls didn’t have a refined process, so they would regularly use hot water power washers, ice picks, steel shovels, and even flames to attack ice dams. As you can imagine, while those options may remove the ice dam, there’s a good chance they’ll take some of your roof or shingles with them!
Hot water power washers can easily damage your shingles while putting more water on your roof. Metal items like ice picks, hammers, or steel shovels can easily hurt your roof with a missed swing. Flames are wrong on many levels and likely contributed to a house fire here or there. Even “passive” options such as salt and ice melts, which often seem attractive, also produce corrosive runoff that will negatively impact your concrete and siding. Unfortunately, well-intentioned but poorly equipped contractors still use these methods and we strongly advise you to avoid those routes if you’re presented with them. Personally, we never liked them and thought there had to be a better way, which is why we invented and trademarked our in-house beast, Steamzilla™!
Steam-only ice dam removal is the best option and it’s the only method we use. It has been our exclusive method over the past decades and for thousands of customers with consistent satisfaction. It’s ridiculously gentle, while also being incredibly effective at removing the ice dams! Like a hot knife cutting through butter, you can see how our technician is able to safely and efficiently remove ice dams in the photo below:
When he first arrived, the home had a bank of ice along the entire gutter. Within a mere matter of minutes, he was able to start slicing and dicing the dam into smaller manageable chunks. As you can see, a section of the dam has already been removed and the rest is soon to follow. Those smaller pieces of ice get tossed into your yard (which we clean up) and he’s able to clear your roof, produce free-flowing gutters, and alleviate your headaches. It’s really that simple and direct!
Best Ice Dam Removal Company in Provo
Utahns have trusted the Ice Dam Guys® to solve your ice dam emergencies for many years! In addition to our stellar reputation throughout the community, we’re also properly licensed, bonded, and insured with a General Liability policy to provide you with comprehensive protection. We have local technicians in the following Utah County communities to serve you this winter:
American Fork, Birdseye, Lehi, Lindon, Mapleton, Orem, Payson, Pleasant Grove, Salem, Spanish Fork, Springville, Sundance, Thistle, Wallsburg, and Wildwood.
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We look forward to working with you and helping you today!
Call us now at 1-800-ICE-DAMS for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your Utah County area home.