Roof Top Snow and Ice Dam Removal
Prevention is the best method to mitigate the damage roof and gutter ice dams cause. Unfortunately, ice dams can creep up on us. Before you know it, severe damage with water dripping in where we don't want it. What is your next step? Get the snow off your roof and get rid of the ice dam. Its dangerous work so who do you call. The yellow pages are full of contractors. But, how do you know who to choose. Below is a list of reputable contractors who are members of NARI and Angies List. These roofing contractors have their own full time crews who are dedicated to the roofing industry.
Best Contractors for Ice Dam and Roof Top Snow Removal
Lefever Roofing - 262-968-2800. Cory Lefever is the owner and supervises all crews. Roof top snow shoveling, roof snow raking, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride for ice dam removal. Hourly rates. Serves Milwaukee and Waukesha counties. Fully insured and licensed.
Infinity Exteriors - 262-650-5040. Josh Sparks is the owner. They perform roof top snow shoveling, roof snow raking, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride for ice dam removal. Service call for ice dam removal and roof snow removal starts at $350.00 minimum which includes two hours, then $60/hr thereafter. Cost of salt is extra. They service Milwaukee and Waukesha counties.
Sawvell Roofing and Siding - 262-567-6418. Steve Sawvell is the owner of this second generation roofing company. They perform snow top snow removal, roof raking, calcium and magnesium chloride for ice dam removal. Service call for ice dam removal and roof snow removal starts at $400.00 minimum which includes two men for four hours and salt. Hourly rate applies after that. They service Waukesha and Jefferson counties.
More will be added as we have a chance to consider additional professional roofing contractors for our list.
Ice Dam Removal Methods
There are several types of removal methods for roof ice dams. The use of steam or hot water pressure is popular. These services can be effective but come with a hefty price tag - $1000 to $2000 for ice dam removal is common. Much of the snow is left on the roof so ice dams can build again. The most popular method of ice dam removal is using 'salt' to melt the ice dams. Commonly, magnesium chloride or calcium chloride is used directly on the dams to break them up. The rest of the snow on the roof can be shoveled or raked off to prevent further formation of ice dams. Typically, customers should expect to pay $300 to $1500 for these services depending on the size of the house and the steepness of the roof.
WI Ice Dam Solutions specializes in ice dam prevention systems. We professional install roof and gutter heat cable systems on homes and businesses in southeast Wisconsin.