Sloped Snow Removal
When icicles, snow and ice buildup on your roof, or when a water leakage is discovered in the ceiling of your home during the wintertime, there is a good chance that an improperly insulated or poorly ventilated attic is the culprit.
The attic plays an important role in ensuring the proper functioning of your roof. Heat loss occurs when warm air from inside your home rises and escapes into an inadequately insulated attic. A well-ventilated attic will flush out minor excess heat and leave snow sitting harmlessly on your roof. However, without enough cool air circulating in your attic, the roof is liable to heat up from the inside, causing the snow on the roof to melt. The melted snow then travels toward the end of the roof, where the overhang sits, and converts back to ice before it has the chance to drop off the roof. This can cause heavy and dangerous icicles to form as well as ice-damming, which causes water on your roof to make its way beneath the shingles and leak into your home.
Should you opt for rooftop snow removal, oftentimes the company you hire will attempt to do the job with icepicks, which is a time-consuming procedure that can cause damage to the structure of your roof and create a fair amount of noise, adding to the initial expense, time-investment and headache around the issue. Many roofing company employees are not aware of the insulation and ventilation factors that play into snow and ice buildup on your roof, which means that without information on the subject you will find yourself in the same predicament year after year.
At Integrity Roofers, we are fully equipped to address snow and ice-related issues on your roof quickly and efficiently, from symptoms to root cause, depending on your preference and budget.
We are exceptionally well-versed in cold weather-related roofing issues and we come armoured with a snow-melter and safety gear for slippery heights. Using calcium chloride, the melter allows us to gently and easily break apart the ice once it has begun to thaw while ensuring that your roof remains protected.
The entire process takes a couple hours at most, at which point you can decide whether you’d like us to address any insulation or ventilation issues that you may have in your attic. This is usually a recommended preventative procedure which can help lengthen the longevity of your roof, lower your winter heating bills and defend your roof from ice and snow issues in the near future.
Contact us for pricing, which varies based on your area as well as your roof’s specifications regarding incline, height and size.