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Ice Dam Removal in South Bend

If you have an ice dam emergency in South Bend or the surrounding Lake Michigan communities,  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 helped thousands of happy customers and become the top-rated ice dam removal company on Google nationwide! We are properly licensed, bonded, & insured.

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Roof Ice Dam Emergencies in South Bend, IN

While Indiana is more commonly known for its bountiful corn and soybean crops, chunky ice dams will often plague Hoosier homeowners who live in northern communities near Lake Michigan. And it doesn’t have to be an epic storm, such as the Blizzard of ‘78 that dumped over 3 feet of snow, to become a problem. As an example, homeowners were experiencing ice dams in 2022 simply due to a “normal” winter storm. No matter the circumstances that led to your ice dam forming, it’s imperative that you address its removal as soon as possible.

Ice dams form when there’s a mixture of several factors, such as continuous snowfall, temperature fluctuations, and interior heat loss to the attic. When a region is hammered by snowfall and the temperatures drop below freezing, homeowners will crank up the heat. Unfortunately, more so in older homes, there can be pre-existing issues that allow for that warm air to escape into the attic. More often than not, this is related to having too low of an R-Value rating for your attic insulation or from “attic bypasses”. Attic bypasses will usually be poorly insulated areas like outlets, recessed lighting, attic doors, or from having non-insulated ducts that run into the attic. While you should seek a home energy audit from a local professional for future-proofing your home, your most urgent step is to get the ice dam off your roof today!

Failing to get an ice dam removed can cause many thousands of dollars in damages to both your interior and exterior spaces. We’ll often meet with homeowners who have some combination of ceiling leaks, mold formation, ceiling collapses, sagging gutters, and sagging roof overhangs. Thankfully, Ice Dam Guys® can help you with same-day or next-day safe and effective steam-only ice dam removal!

Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal Near Lake Michigan

When it comes to removing ice dams, there are a lot of options one can pursue, but you’ll have to take our word for it that the steam-only technique is far superior! Unlike hatchets, flames, water power washers, icepicks, and salt wraps, steam allows for safe and effective removal without damaging your expensive roof or concrete!

When roofers try to muscle an ice dam off your roof, they’ll inadvertently, but regularly, peel back and remove shingles that further expose you to more leaks. This happens with hard, sharp, or blunt tools and water power washers alike. Conversely, if a contractor tries addressing the dam with salt melt, all that corrosive saltwater ends up on your home’s siding, concrete, and sometimes, inside your walls. Both damaging your roof, siding, and/or concrete can become really expensive repairs, so what’s a homeowner supposed to do? Climb a ladder in a blizzard and try it themselves? NO! Seriously, please don’t climb onto your roof – let us do it for you!

The Ice Dam Guys® will meet with you before any work is done to assess your issues. Once they’ve determined it’s safe to go on the roof, they’ll proceed by gently shoveling snow off to expose the ice dam. After it’s visible, they’ll fire up the steamer and get to work. As you can see in the video below, they’ll work in a tic-tac fashion to make small pieces of ice that are much easier to move. We’ll get all of those down to the ground, clean up, meet with you for a review of our work and to ensure your problems have been eliminated.

Working with Ice Dam Guys®

Minnesota-based Ice Dam Guys® provides South Bend, Gary, and Lake Michigan property owners with same-day or next-day emergency ice dam removal services. In business since 1996, our local technicians specialize in ice dam removal and have years of experience helping Hoosiers just like you! Unlike your local roofer, who likely spends most of their time working in the dry summer months, Ice Dam Guys® are truly experts and innovators when it comes to working on frozen roofs! We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured to work on your roof specifically to remove ice dams! While many roofers say they’re insured to work on your roof, and they likely are during the summer, the scope of their policy doesn’t mention working on slabs of ice during winter. God forbid they injure themselves while working on your roof, oftentimes trades who file claims for such winter injuries, are denied. You have no such worries with the Ice Dam Guys®, as we carry an active General Liability policy specifically for ice dam removal. But don’t worry, this isn’t our first rodeo and your icy roof won’t be our last. In fact, we’ve helped thousands of happy property owners to become the top-rated ice dam removal company in the country on Google and have earned an A+ rating from the BBB for over a decade!

Communities Served

The Ice Dam Guys® are very familiar with South Bend, Gary, and the surrounding Lake Michigan communities, as we’ve worked in Indiana for many years. Our most frequent suburbs include:

Ardmore, Bremen, Bristol, Dunlap, Elkhart, Georgetown, Goshen, Granger, Hammond, Harris Township, Hobart, La Porte, Lake Station, Mishawaka, Nappanee, New Paris, Osceola, Portage, Roseland, Simonton Lake, and Valparaiso.

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

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