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Custom Quality Roofing

Syracuse Roofing & Siding Contractors since 1973
Quality Roofing, Insulation, Vinyl Siding, and Seamless Gutter Systems
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Roof ice and snow removal


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Ice RemovalDo you have ice build-up forming on your roof and gutters?

We can remove it before it causes further damage
You 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 ice dams on your roof.

Symptoms Vs Problems
The reality?  Ice dams are not a problem.  They are a symptom of your roof getting warm enough to melt snow.  Therefore, keeping your roof deck below 32 degrees will make the symptoms go away.

Since 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 causes water to flow and resulting in the creation of ice dams.  When the water 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), melted water backs up.  This will eventually start leaking under the shingles and into the attic, where it will eventually leak through the ceiling.  The end result?  Possible structural and wood sheathing damage

Ice can cause significant gutter damageSyracuse snow ice removal from roofing
As the 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 system 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 will literally pry them apart from the inside out.  The expansion force is tremendous.  (Freezing & thawing of ice literally cracks boulders in half, just as glaciers carve mountains.)  At -7F, ice can exert up to 40,000 lbs. per square inch of pressure
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