Roof Snow / Ice Dam Removal

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

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.

Click here for a more in-depth look at ice dams and how they form.

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. Certain salts, if applied to your roof, are corrosive and can also leave behind damaged gutters, grass, and plants. 


Ice Dam Steaming



Ice Dam Steaming


Roof Snow Removal

If you want to avoid having to deal with ice dams, then 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. 

That’s why we provide roof snow removal in La Crosse as well. 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. 

At First American Roofing, we provide several options for snow removal, because depending on your situation, we may have to change up our tactics to figure out what is best suited for your roof. We understand that no home is exactly the same. 

Contact us now to discuss what option is best for your roof and we will work with you to accommodate your needs.

Roof Snow Removal


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