Emergency Roof Steaming Services
If an ice dam has formed on your roof, you may opt for ice dam removal to prevent roof leaks and related damage to your interior. Advantage Seamless Gutters offers professional roof steaming service as an effective method to remove an ice dam and avoid expensive repairs. This service includes:
- Removal of ice dam with shoveling up to the dam if the snow has not yet been removed, spray steam under block of ice until it is all removed.
- Clean up and salting of any fallen ice or snow onto already traveled and previously shoveled areas.
- $400 per hour, with 2 hour minimum. (Billing to the nearest half-hour starting when technician arrives to when all equipment is loaded back in vehicle.)
Billing takes place after steaming is complete. A credit card is required to stay on file.
A technician will hook up to your power and water sources while another person begins shoveling the roof so that they can reach the ice and cut trenches into it. We start at the bottom of the roof and steam uphill to keep all moisture away from the house.
Once we cut the trenches into the ice, we spray steam under the ice from the backside. There may be large ice chunks that will come off the roof. As part of the job, we do make sure that any walkways, decks and driveways are free of any ice that has fallen. If you do want us to remove any of the large chunks of ice that may fall in your yard, that will be part of that hourly charge for the job.
Our technician’s time starts from the time they arrive in your driveway to the time they put the last hose in the truck. They are billed at a rate of $400 an hour at a minimum of two hours. Any time after the first hour is prorated in half-hour increments of $200 to the closest half-hour.
If you shovel the snow before our technicians arrive, that does save some time in the hourly billing. We like to recommend ways that may save some money with this process!
**One other important point is that the technicians will need running water and power at the house.
As a summary: we do start the billing clock from the time that the technicians arrive at the house, to the time they put the last hose in the truck; whatever ice falls off the roof will be left where it falls unless it is in a walkway or driveway; if you want us to move the ice that falls in the yard, please ask and we will add it to our hourly billing for the job; and then time is billed at $400 per hour, and pro-rated in half-hour increments after the first full hour.
We do require a credit card on file for emergency services like this. However, you can choose to pay however you would like when the technicians are done with everything. We will run the card on file upon completion unless cash or check is paid to technicians onsite.
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Advantage Seamless Gutters can respond quickly to your ice dam emergency. For professional roof steaming, call us today at (218) 558-0575.