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Roof Ice Dam Removal in St. Cloud, MN

If you have an ice dam emergency in St. Cloud or throughout Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties, call the Ice Dam Guys® at 1800-ICE-DAMS (800-423-3267) for immediate scheduling. In business since 1995, we’ve eliminated ice dams and are the top-rated ice dam removal company in the nation! We are properly licensed, bonded, & insured.


Based in Minneapolis since 1995, the Ice Dam Guys® know winters can be tricky in Minnesota. We get pummeled with tons of snow and freezing temperatures, such as the storm that pounded St. Cloud with a one-two punch in February 2022. That doozie delivered plowable levels of snow, freezing wind chills, and tons of ice not only in Stearns County but throughout the state. It also brought with it the perfect conditions for ice dams to form and judging by our phone lines, there are a lot out there. If you see something like what’s shown in the photo below, you need to call us!

Ice dam in St. Cloud that was removed by the Ice Dam Guys®

If you have an ice dam that looks anything like that, you’re at risk for developing interior ceiling leaks, partial or fully collapsed ceilings, and exterior damage to your gutters.

You might be curious why an ice dam formed on your roof and not your neighbors, and to be candid, there are a lot of reasons ice dams can form. One natural reason is drastic swings in the outside temperature that essentially cause a flash thawing of snow on your roof that’s interrupted by the evening’s freezing temperatures. This allows melting water to collect at your roof’s eaves and gutters and then it just snowballs from there. That being said, there are also unnatural causes that have origins inside your home. Those common culprits are often poor attic ventilation, heat loss from the interior of the home into the attic, or a combination of both! No matter what caused your ice dam, the biggest concern now is to get it off your house!

Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal in Stearns County

As we mentioned above, we’ve been hunting ice dams since 1995 and after many seasons and thousands of customer homes, we’ve perfected the best approach for their removal. We only perform steam-only ice dam removal because it’s the most effective and safe option for your home. Remember why you called us – it’s because you were concerned about the well-being of your home with this monster camping out on your roof. That concern for your home is shared by us and steam-only ice dam removal is the only method we trust to be gentle enough yet effective on your expensive roof.

Many inexperienced and seasonal contractors try recommending the use of salt melts, ice picks, hot-water power washers, and more abrasive methods. If that’s what they pitch as a solution for your ice dam, run or be prepared to have residual damage from their efforts. We’ve seen everything from ripped apart sections of shingles, banged up gutters and downspouts, and corrosive ice melt all over siding and concrete from these methods.

Our approach, only using steam to remove your ice dams, is as gentle as a facial at your favorite medspa. OK, that might be an exaggeration because our steam is quite hot, but it’s a fair comparison for your home! Our technician will safely and cautiously shovel any snow that’s resting on the ice dam and then fire up Steamzilla™ to slice and dice the ice dam into small handheld pieces of ice. They’ll then collect all of those remnants, remove them from your roof, and ensure no other ice remains and that your gutters are free-flowing for future snowmelt. You can see how this looks in the photo below that shows one of our technicians giving an ice dam the business:

Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal by the Ice Dam Guys®

Or you can check out this interview we did with WCCO-TV in Minneapolis that shows this in action:

Minnesotans Trust the Experts at Ice Dam Guys®

When we’re not manning the home base in Minneapolis, the Ice Dam Guys® can regularly be found throughout Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties. Some of our most frequent suburbs near St. Cloud include:

Becker, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Clearwater, Cold Springs, Foley, Kimball, Monticello, Rice, Rockville, Sartell, Sauk Rapids, St. Augusta, St. Joseph, and Waite Park.

We know trust can be a hard thing to come by these days online, so we encourage you to check in on our reputation and the claims we’ve shared here. Simply Google “Ice Dam Guys reviews” and see how happy our past customers were to have us working on their homes! We have 500+ reviews on Google, 100+ on Angi, a perfect 5/5 stars at Yelp, and an A+ Rating at the BBB.

Not only are we popular with our customers, but we’re also licensed and properly insured and bonded to perform ice dam removal on your home. We carry, among others, a General Liability policy that’s comprehensive for your protection from liability. We layer up with our insurance policies to give you peace of mind while we’re working on your icy roof. At the end of the day, you called us to solve your problems and that’s what we intend to do!

Call us now at 1-800-ICE-DAMS for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your home near St. Cloud, MN, and the surrounding communities.

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