Ice Dam Removal

Schedule assessment today; before the ice dams have chance to build up!

What Are Ice Dams?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Figure 1 shows a cross section of a home with an ice dam.

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How can we help?

Start With A Free Estimate 

Take advantage of if you have less than 6 inches of insulation.

Ice Dam

Visible Evidence of Ice Dams

Ice at the eaves

Icicles hanging on the roof for long periods of time

Water stains under the eaves

Water stains and damage visible on exterior walls. 

can you Remove An Ice Dam Yourself?

The short answer is yes.

3 Steps To Eliminating An Ice Dam:

  1. Shovel off snow close to ledge
  2. Use shovel or pick to clear the ice by the ledge
  3. use ice melting chemicals to prevent future build up (this is a short term solution)

Best Practice:

The only long term solution is to have proper insulation so the roof won’t reach temperatures capable of creating Ice dams. That’s where we come in!

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Jim Cone
Jim Cone
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"Recently did my home. Tim and the Addison crew came out and did my attic properly as it should’ve been done the first time. Explained every single question (i had a lot) i had before and during the job. Tim made sure during the job they were doing the air sealing properly because that’s what makes the biggest difference in keeping the cool/heat in the house and so that it doesn’t get lost in translation somewhere in in the attic. Highly recommend and speak with Tim when doing work in your property!"
Miles Pfefferle
Miles Pfefferle
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James is prompt, thorough, and personable -- responded to my website inquiry right away and made it easy to schedule an appointment (still haven't heard back from the competition -- that was three days ago). He provided a detailed and professional quote within minutes of being on site and saved me from spending $20k on an unnecessary new roof! I'm glad I contacted Green Attic.
Michael Goodman
Michael Goodman
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Tim and his crew then came out to remove the old insulation, clear/kill all the mold in the attic, remedy issues that were causing the mold in the first place (insufficient ventilation and blocked soffits), and finally re-insulate our attic/basement. The work was intense, but Tim's transparency with the process and willingness to educate us on the problems that we were having were what sold us. We also appreciated that Tim was able to work in some added value into his services without charging us the difference.
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