Roof Snow / Ice Dam Removal

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Keep your home safe in the winter

Winter is what makes us tough in the Midwest. But it can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. That’s why we provide roof snow removal in La Crosse, Wi. Talk to us about roof snow removal, and ice dam removal to keep you, your family, and your home safe after a heavy snow.

Ice Dam Removal

When it comes to removing ice dams safely, there is only one solution: STEAM! Our steamers will melt the ice on your roof without harming your roof system. Other techniques have the potential to cause serious damage. Pressure washers will usually blast the granules off the asphalt mat of the shingles on your roof. Tools like axes, picks, hammers, and chainsaws will only cause more damage to your roof.

Roof Snow Removal

If you want to avoid having to deal with ice dams, we highly recommend roof snow removal. Not only will this decrease the likelihood of the snow freezing up and creating a dam, but snow removal will also lessen the stress on your roof that comes from heavy snow loads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need to remove the snow on my roof?

We understand that the best way to prevent ice dams is to remove the snow as soon as it lands. However, simply removing the snow once may not do the trick. While snow removal can help slow ice dam growth on your roof, it may not prevent it entirely. Therefore, continued removal maintenance should be done as a preventative measure over the course of the winter.

How Do Ice Dams Form?

Ice dams form when part of your roof’s temperature is above 32 degrees, while another section is below 32 degrees. The warmer section of the roof will melt the snow, causing it to move down your roof. However, it then reaches the cooler part of your roof and refreezes. The result? A pesky ice dam. Unfortunately, residents of La Crosse are all too familiar with this byproduct of our snowy and chilly winters.

Can I put salt on my roof?

We recommend that you stay away from salts that will only cause more damage to your roof. Certain salts can be corrosive and can cause damage not only to your shingles but to your gutters and landscaping.

How Can I keep Ice Dams from forming?

Ice Dams primarily form due to improper insulation and ventilation. The best was to reduce the chance of an ice dam forming is to check out our Insulation Page

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Peter Peterson

First American Roofing was very professional from start to finish. When my insurance company didn’t want to admit my roof had hail damage, they stepped in and did all the needed work to prove it. Thanks First American!

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Russ Kathrein

First American Roofing and its salesman, Anthony, were excellent. Anthony was on time for all appointments and communicated very well with me throughout the process. He stayed involved and even inspected the job for me taking pictures, as I was out of town during the install. They do top quality work that exceeds all standards. I highly recommend them.


Linda Thesing

Every member of their amazing team was so professional, personal and attentive to all the details of this whole project. Each and every person I dealt with during this process was completely amazing. I am by no means an expert on any of the things they did but I was completely comfortable with everything they did. I would have them come back for any other project they could do here but I am sure there is nothing else left to do! I love my home again!


Mark Wieser

We met with Mark to determine the type of siding we wanted and appreciated his honesty and no-pressure attitude. They offered the Everlast line, which we ended up going with for its appearance and low maintenance. Zeke and his crew did a great job- high quality work and very clean. We also got the pleasure of meeting with the owner Dallas. He was honest and fair with us and had a genuine concern that the project went well.


Rob Lenox

First American did all they said they would do. They were always available to address any concern. I would recommend 1st American roofing as trustworthy company to do business with.


Roberta Haugen

First American Roofing and Siding came out to give us a bid on the day we called them. Coltan answered all of our questions and was very professional. They were able to schedule our house washing in a timely manner. Their work was excellent. We would recommend them to you.


Jenna Sanchez

I recommend working with Paul Lentz. He is very helpful and nice. Our roof looks great. They had affordable pricing as well.


Randall Urich

Thanks to everyone at First American Roofing for a job well done! They are highly professional, fair priced, promised us high quality product and workmanship, and kept that promise. We highly recommend them.


Richard Seeks

Very professional from start to finish. You know exactly what they are doing and why. Cleanup is meticulous. I would definitely use them in the future but I’m not sure I can outlive the guarantee.



I am so relieved to have found a roofing company that was professional, friendly and thorough. Not only do I have an excellent quality roof, but it was also at the fairest price. First American really has an efficient system in place! They even have an excellent vinyl washing system that made my whole yard fence like new in no time. I will trust them again with my next home.


Damian Stanton

I have to say I was incredibly impressed with the team First American sent out to remove our ice dams. From the time the men arrived to the time they left, I saw hard work, professionalism and honesty. These are definitely qualities I look for in a company who is to be working on my home. I will definitely think about using First American again should I need any future work done!


Larry Messerly

Was very impressed. Known damage to the roof sheathing was replaced, rotted soffit replaced. Workers did a good job cleaning up and respecting property. Supervisor came the next day and only found a handful of debris they missed.


Becky Hamit

So glad we found First American for our siding needs. The crew was extremely professional and detailed. Site was always clean and picked up after each day. They encountered a couple issues on our home upon tear off and resolved them nicely before putting on new siding. Would highly recommend!


Bree Bushman-Lee

Mark came to our house and was very knowledgeable when explaining the issues for our roof and what they would offer. He offered 3 different options and took the time to explain everything to us so we understood what was going to happen. The project only took 2 days and the roofing team even worked while it was raining to make sure the roof got completed.  Everyone that I interacted with including Mark, Andrew, Scott and Ruben’s team were very professional and we will be going back for additional house projects.