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Roof Snow Removal Services in Maryland

As weather conditions change throughout the winter, the snow on your roof can melt and then refreeze as ice. You may have noticed long icicles hanging from your gutters and not realize the significance of the damage that could be occurring behind them. Icicles are usually one of the first warning signs of possible ice dams. Ice dams occurs when interior heat escapes and warms the roof. The melting snow runs to the colder eave where it refreezes which can cause severe damage to your roof and potentially expose your home interior to water damage.

Other Causes of Ice Dam

Heavy Snow Fall
Condition of the Roof (Age, Molds, Termites and Damages)
Poor Insulation and Lack of Ventilation
Sun and Wind
Low-Sloped Roofs

What is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a sloped 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.

Signs that you may have an Ice Dam:

#1 Icicles

Icicles builds up along your gutter edge when gutters are full. This indicates that water is not draining correctly.

#2 Water Stains

Ice dams allows water to penetrate in the interiors of your house such as ceilings and walls. Check your roof for any evidence of water damage.

#3 Poor Gutter Drainage

Ice dams can cause the water to back up on your roof and prevents your gutters from draining.

#4 Ice on Exterior Walls

When water backs up on the roof eve it can seep behind the soffit or beneath your sidings. Ice dams allows water to penetrate behind the surface and refreeze.

#5 Melting Snow

Pay attention if you have ice and snow build low on your roof and clear from the higher part, this can indicate an ice dam.

Preventing and Removing Ice Dams

Shoveling and Raking the snow out of your roof can reduce the forming of ice dams. Pouring hot water to melt the ice build-up may help but can be dangerous at the same time. Climbing up your roof during winter may pose potential safety risk, roof damage and injuries to homeowners. Hundreds of homeowners and commercial clients rely on us every year for winter maintenance on their rooftops through hourly, monthly or seasonal contracts. It is highly recommended to contact trained professionals to ensure quick and safe removal of ice dams without causing damage to the integrity of the roof.

Buy yourself peace of mind and safety this winter, Alpha Design Services guarantee to its customers to provide a Roof Snow Removal Service in a safe and timely fashion and to ensure that zero damage occurs on your roof or property while we are completing your maintenance. We offer Roof Snow Removal Services within Howard County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Frederick County and the rest of Maryland.

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  • 8480 Baltimore National Pike
  • Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Phone: 410-390-0300
  • Fax: 410-694-7848

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