Know the signs. Although you may think icicles are just part of winter, they actually indicate the presence of ice dams that can damage your roof.
When it snows in the winter, there is more to pay attention to than just the weight on your roof. If you have ice dams forming, clogged gutters, or roof leaks, your roof could be exposed to ice damage.
If you've noticed these symptoms in your home, consider a roof deicing system from Klaus Larsen LLC. Our roof ice melt services will prevent ice dams from forming on your roof and causing leaks and damage to the shingles. If the dam builds up enough in the gutters, it can even cause your gutters to detach from your roof.
If you want to protect your roof all winter long with a roof deicing system, call us today at 1-844-640-9774 or click below to get a free estimate. We offer all our roofing services in New London, Bloomfield, Granby and the nearby areas.
You've probably heard of ice dams before, but you may not know exactly what they are. Ice dams are formed when heat from the inside of your home cause snow on the roof to melt. The water flows down the slope of the roof, but freezes again when it reaches the cold eaves and gutters.
This process repeats all winter long, eventually causing ice dams to form. If you have ice dams, water will eventually be forced back under the shingles, causing roof damage and potentially leading to leaks.
If you have problems with ice damming in the winter, Klaus Larsen LLC offers the roof ice melt system you need. Click the arrows below to learn more about the types of roof de-icing systems available:
Vented Roof Decking
Vented Roof decking is simply a refined method of construction that contractors have been implementing as a form of fortified ice dam defense. Essentially, it entails installing a 3/4" x 2.5" furring strip in between the existing sheathing. This promotes a 'chimney effect' where air is drawn up from the soffit area and expelled out of the ridge vent. Keeping the air under your shingles moving helps maintain a steady temperature between the inside and outside of your home, which in turn prevents any ice from freezing in the first place.
The safest and most efficient way to remove ice dams from your home is by using steam. A steamer is entirely different then a high temperature pressure washer and will not damage your shingles. Here at Klaus Larsen LLC, we use the Arctic Steamer from American Pressure Inc.
American Pressure Inc. is a leading supplier and service provider of industrial pressure washers within the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Started in 1976 by Dave and Marlene Speltz, American Pressure is dedicated to helping solve cleaning problems efficiently and effectively.
The Arctic Steamer from American Pressure Inc., is a quick solution to ice dams that have already formed and require prompt removal. This machine uses a combination of low pressure and warm steam, as opposed to high pressure washers which can be damaging to shingles. The gentle spray operates at 290 F, and is non-abrasive to roof granules.
Note: We require access to a water source and a power source in order to use the steamer.
Don't take any chances on a snowy winter damaging your roof. With a quality roof de-icing system from Klaus Larsen LLC, you can have peace of mind knowing that your roof and gutters won't be affected by ice dams.
We offer free estimates on all our services, so call us today at 1-844-640-9774 to get started! We proudly serve in New London, Bloomfield, Granby, Canton, Simsbury, Farmington, Avon, New Britain, Providence, Hartford and throughout the surrounding areas.
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