Emergency Ice Dam Removal Near Spokane, WA
If you have an ice dam on your roof in Spokane County WA or Kootenai County ID, probably most of your neighbors also do, in which case we likely have technicians near you. Call the Ice Dam Guys® at 1-800-423-3267 (800-423-3267). We’re the top-rated ice dam removal company in America, and we are properly licensed, bonded, and insured.
There’s something special about spending time on the Washington/Idaho border thanks to the region’s never-ending options for outdoor activities! We’re big into fishing, hunting, camping, and just exploring the woods between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, so we feel right at home from our native Minnesotan roots. While you can find us fishing Lake Spokane or Lake Coeur d’Alene in the summer, we actually spend most of our time in the region during your winter months. This is thanks to the region’s winter storms and how your homes will often develop ice dams. What are ice dams? They’re what you see running across the front of the home in the photo below:
Ice dams form on the edge of your roof at the eaves and gutters, or in deep shaded “valleys” where different angles of your roof meet. They will often be buried under fresh snow which can make it hard to even realize there’s an ice dam present until it’s too late. Thankfully (or semi-thankfully), in the photo above, the homeowner was able to know for certain that they had an ice dam thanks to the large banks of icicles coming from the roof. Those, along with slabs of ice, are telltale signs you have an ice dam, and when you see that, you’re going to want to call a professional to lend you some assistance. If an ice dam isn’t removed, it will regularly produce interior water leaks which open up more repairs and issues for your family’s home.
Unfortunately, ice dams are hard to predict, and they hit properties on the same street differently. This is because of how they are formed, which is due to heat fluctuations below or on your roof’s surface. Two things cause these fluctuations, one being nature and the other being a defect in your home’s heating and insulation.
During a snowstorm, you’ll be safe from ice dams, since the outside temperature is below freezing. However, your roof will warm if the sun comes out for several hours before returning to freezing conditions later that evening. Likewise, the roof can unnaturally warm if there is heat loss into your attic from your home’s interior spaces because of what’s known as “attic bypasses”. These bypasses are simply chinks in your home’s insulation that allow heated air to escape into your attic. Both circumstances result in areas of the roof’s surface warming enough that it begins to thaw the snow. This would be fairly normal, but when the temperatures plunge to freezing later that day, that snowmelt isn’t able to escape via the downspouts. This water pools behind the gutters and forms ice dams. It is when these massive slabs of ice begin to thaw (sometimes weighing over 1,000 lbs.) that homeowners will experience water leaks, which is why it’s so important to effectively remove them before they get worse. This is where we come in!
Effective and 100% Safe Steam-only Ice Dam Removal in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene
The Ice Dam Guys® has been removing ice dams across America since 1995! To put that in perspective, back then the average US house cost $113K! That’s a lot of time to be on icy roofs, but one thing we learned is that we changed the industry forever when we introduced a new way of ice dam removal.
Prior to Ice Dam Guys®, most homeowners had to call some out-of-work roofer to give it their best shot. Unfortunately, many times these adventurous contractors didn’t know what they were doing and regularly used abrasive or straight-up damaging methods for their attack. Hot water power washers, ice picks, steel shovels, and even flames were used. Power washers shred and damage your shingles while putting even more water on your roof. Metal tools like an ice pick, hammer, or shovel can easily damage your roof with a missed swing. Even relatively benign options, such as salt and ice melts, often seem attractive because they are so commonly seen on roads and sidewalks. However, they also produce corrosive runoff that can damage your concrete and home siding. Unfortunately, many contractors will still use these methods and we highly recommend you avoid that route. We never used methods like that and knew 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 only method we use because it’s 100% safe for your expensive roof and it’s wildly effective! We literally have thousands of happy customers with consistent satisfaction. Similar to a warm knife cutting through butter, you can see how our technician is able to safely and efficiently remove ice dams in the photo below:
Our technician will arrive at your home to meet with you and learn more about your situation. Once they’ve determined it’s safe to go on your roof, they’ll head up and start creating a grid-like pattern in the dam. Thanks to the steam-only application, Steamzilla™ dices the ice dam into handheld pieces that we clear off your roof and ensure no ice remains. Once we know you’re safe from future ice dams, we call it a day and head to the next customer. It’s really that simple!
Ice Dam Guys®: A Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Ice Dam Removal Company
Washingtonians and Idahoans in the region have trusted the Ice Dam Guys® for over 25 years. In addition to a stellar reputation throughout the community, we’re also properly licensed, bonded, and insured with a General Liability policy. We’re proud of our track record and our commitment to customer satisfaction, which is why we’re able to serve Spokane and Kootenai Counties so effectively!. If you live in or near one of the following communities, you’re bound to find us in no time:
Airway Heights, Chattaroy, Cheney, Coeur d’Alene, Davenport, Deer Park, Elk, Fairfield, Hayden, Loon Lake, Medical Lake, Newport, Post Falls, Reardan, Rockford, Rosalia, Spangle, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Sprague, and Worley.
We encourage you to search online for “Ice Dam Guys reviews” and review the thousands of past customers who have provided us with testimonials. Whether that’s hundreds of 5-star reviews on Google, our A+ standing with the BBB, or elsewhere, we’re confident we’ll be your #1 choice for ice dam removal in Washington and Idaho.
We look forward to helping you!
Call us now at 1-800-423-3267 for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your home.