When snow piles up on your roof, don't risk injury to yourself or damage to your property by removing it yourself. At Belgrave Roofing, we provide an ice damming service in Montreal to help you stay safe
What Is an Ice Dam?
Ice dams are the accumulation of ice at the eaves and valleys of roofs. Insufficient attic insulation and attic ventilation can cause roof snow to melt and slide down to the eaves, where the roof surface is cooler and the melting snow freezes to the roof. Subsequent melting causes water to pool behind this dam and sometimes the water seeps between the shingle layers, wetting the roof deck and possibly the walls and ceilings below.
Take Precautions against Ice Dams
Your home insurance, depending on the type of policy, may cover you for interior damage, but usually not for snow and ice removal. Even properly installed roofs will leak with extensive ice build-up. Our guarantees do not cover ice and water backup especially when these problems could be avoided with minimal maintenance. In short, the homeowner should take reasonable precautions.
Emergency Snow and Ice Removal
At Belgrave Roofing, we provide emergency snow and ice removal services. If you hold a roof warranty with us, we recommend that you call us when you need ice or snow services, rather than risk voiding your warranty. We're committed to providing preferred rates and quality service to our past and present clients.
Facts about Ice Damming