Professional and Experienced Ice Dam Removal in Worcester, MA
If you have an ice dam emergency in Worcester County, MA, call the Ice Dam Guys® at 1-800-ICE-DAMS (800-423-3267) for immediate scheduling! Having removed thousands of ice dams since 1995, we have become the most-rated ice dam removal company in America! We are properly licensed, bonded, and insured.
Known as the “Heart of the Commonwealth”, Worcester and Central Massachusetts can have intense winters thanks to nor’easter weather systems rolling into town. We spent a lot of our time in Massachusetts, such as during the record-breaking winter of 2015, and subsequent winters in 2017 and 2018. Like much of New England, these weather patterns aren’t constant, but when they come to town, you know it! In addition to delivering feet of snow, they can also produce ice dams on local homes and businesses. What is an ice dam? It’s one of these slabs of ice you can see in the photo below that we took at a customer’s home.
If your property has something like the photo above, you’ve got an ice dam and one that might not go away in time to avoid property damages! Ice dams form when there is a temporary break or reprieve from a prolonged storm. During this calm and unusually warm afternoon, the majority of your roof will be exposed to the sun and begin to thaw. However, not all areas of your roof are so lucky, particularly those areas that are north-facing, in deep shady channels or low points, and at your gutters.
As you can see in the photo above, the roof has primarily thawed and shows no residual snow but there’s an ice dam – why? It’s because the gutters and overhangs are not insulated like the rest of your home, which means they don’t respond to the warming weather as quickly as the rest. They remain frozen longer due to being exposed both above and below, which means they retain their freeze longer. As all that snowmelt slowly trickles their way, it has nowhere to go, so it gets stuck. When freezing temperatures return near evening it refreezes and bada-bing – you have an ice dam!
While an ice dam might appear unassuming, they regularly lead to more problematic and expensive issues, such as interior water leaks. Water leaks are notoriously expensive to fix, as they will travel through various sections of your home’s sheetrock, wood, insulation, and more. Here’s a “small” example we found in a customer’s home that ended up being a pain for them to repair.
While not every home or ice dam will lead to interior water leaks, they’re common enough that we’re always on guard trying to prevent them. Likewise, we encourage homeowners to remain vigilant during storms and examine their roof’s perimeter and valleys for ice dams. If you have one, no worries, as we have a tried and true process for eliminating them safely and quickly!
Steam-Only Ice Dam Removal in Worcester County
The Ice Dam Guys® have been hunting ice dams across 37 states since 1995! After so many winters atop thousands of homes, we’re confident we’ve perfected the best approach for their removal. While other contractors may try an ice pick, a heavy shovel, or pounds of salt, we only perform ice dam removal using the 100% safe steam-only method. In fact, we’re pioneers with this method and are the creators of the famous, Steamzilla™!
Unlike bashing an ice dam with a blunt object, steam gently (yet incredibly effectively) reduces and removes the ice dam in mere moments. This is far gentler on your expensive roof and unlike salt melt, it doesn’t cause additional harm to your property. As you’ve seen throughout town, salt melt produces a corrosive byproduct that damages your siding and compromises the integrity of your concrete which often leaves it brittle. Conversely, when our tech is on your roof they’ll simply walk the perimeter and slowly let the steam do its magic! We know it sounds too simple to be true, but that’s the power of innovation 🙂 To help aid you, here’s a photo of one of our technicians on a customer’s home
He’s high up there, isn’t he? Bet you’re glad you called us and aren’t winging this on your own! Height aside, you can see how the whole perimeter of the customer’s home is bone dry and clear of all snow and ice. That’s because of the steam and its fantastic track record of being able to get ice dams down 100% of the time. At the end of the day you called us because you were worried about your home – let us gently remove the problem so it stays undamaged and fully functional.
Massachusetts’ Ice Dam Removal Experts
Since the record-breaking snowstorm of 2015, New Englanders have trusted the Ice Dam Guys® to thaw you out of frozen situations! In fact, outside of our native Minnesota, Massachusetts holds the record for our second most popular state! We’ve literally been on hundreds of your roofs and you can trust we’re the right partner for the job. That’s because we’re licensed and properly insured and bonded to perform ice dam removal on your home. We’re most commonly found in the following Worcester County communities:
Auburn, Barre, Clinton, Douglas, Hardwick, Holden, Leicester, Milford, Millbury, North Brookfield, Northborough, Oxford, Princeton, Rutland, Spencer, Sutton, Uxbridge, Webster, West Brookfield, and Westborough.
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We look forward to helping you!
Call us now at 1-800-ICE-DAMS for same-day / next-day ice dam removal for your Worcester-area home.