Custom Quality Roofing
Syracuse Roofing & Siding Contractors since 1973
Quality Roofing, Insulation, Vinyl Siding, and Seamless Gutter Systems
(315) 472-2282 24 hours a day. FREE no obligation estimates.
Roof ice and snow removal
Call us 24 hours a
day for Ice Removal
Do you have ice build-up forming on your roof and gutters?
We can remove it before
it causes further damage
may have noticed long icicles hanging from your gutters and not realize
the significance of the damage that may be occurring behind them.
Icicles are usually one of the first warning signs of possible
on your roof.
Symptoms Vs Problems
reality? Ice dams are not a problem. They are a
your roof getting warm enough to melt snow. Therefore,
your roof deck below 32 degrees will make the symptoms go away.
conventional insulation only slows heat flow (R-factor..."R" represents
resistance), heat, which is radiated from the top of the insulation, is
warming the roof where it is the closest to top of the
insulation...near the outside walls. This melts the snow which
water to flow and resulting in the creation of ice dams. When the
flows beyond the warmth of the attic, it either runs over the edge of
the roof and creates icicles, or freezes along the edge of house
creating the ice dam. As the ice dam gets thicker (taller),
water backs up. This will eventually start leaking under the shingles and
into the attic, where it will eventually leak through the
The end result? Possible structural and wood sheathing damage
Ice can cause
significant gutter damage
water freezes and builds up in gutters, the potential for damage
increases very rapidly. Sometimes within a matter of hours.
Ice is very heavy. As more builds up, the gutter
strains to support the increasing weight. When too much ice
builds up damage can quickly occur.
Don't forget that ice also
EXPANDS! When ice forms between gutters, fascia, and roof it
literally pry them apart from the inside out. The expansion
is tremendous. (Freezing & thawing of
cracks boulders in half, just as glaciers carve mountains.)
At -7F, ice can exert up to
40,000 lbs. per square inch of pressure