Snow & Ice
Tip Top Roofing, Siding & Solar in West Boylston, MA offers professional roof snow removal services and can give you advice on keeping the snow off of your roof.
We understand the hardships snow can cause and want to help you remove them by providing top-notch roof snow removal services to you and your friends and family.
Please reach out to our snow removal experts if there is any problem, as we can help you tackle any size job big or small.
Ice dams are formed when warm air leaks into the attic space and warms the roof enough to start melting the snow. This along with the sun melting it causes the melted water to start running down the roof. When it gets to the edge it gets cold and freezes.
As the cycle continues the ice builds up a dam near the eave. This causes the continuing melting water to back up behind the “ice dam”. When the water get’s deep enough it begins to back into the shingles and leak into your home.
- Improve how your attic is insulated. This will help stop loss of heat causing the snow to melt.
- Get the correct soffit vents and ridge vent. Tip Top Roofing will check and make the appropriate suggestions. The soffit and ridge vent let the cold air go to the underside of the roof to help prevent the snow from melting.
- If you are thinking about a new roof, make sure your installer adds a least six (6) feet of Ice and Water shield product to help guard against water damage due to ice dams.
- Another option is a roof snow rake. This allows you to remove some from the edges of the roof and then the sun will melt the snow at the edges and prevent ice dams from forming.