Roof Snow Removal, Fairfield, CT
How Snow Accumulation can Lead to Ice Dams
Snow on your roof normally does not pose a problem in Connecticut. Most homes in New England are engineered to handle tons of additional roof weight to accommodate for heavy snow accumulation. When a roof is subject to temperature differentials between the area over the attic and the bottom few feet near the eave, however, it may be vulnerable to ice dams and damaging water leaks.
As snow melts across the upper reaches of the roof, it trickles down toward the eave. If the roof temperature at the eave is below freezing, that trickle freezes like a mini glacier until layer upon layer gradually builds up and a “dam” of ice forms.
When the ice dam is high enough, water collects behind it and forms a small pool. The water rises under shingles until it reaches a fastener hole and seeps into your home.
If your eaves are shielded with eave flashing, such as a self-adhering rubberized asphalt and fiberglass mat (that self-seals when penetrated by fasteners), you probably won’t have to worry about ice dams.
Contact us today to find out more about our snow removal services. Or to find out more about our other roofing services like roof repair and replacement. We work in Greenwich, New Canaan, Dairen, Westport, Stamford, Weston, Stamford, Norwalk, Danbury and cities nearby.
Roof Snow Removal Dangers
- Falling snow and ice may cause injury
- Injury from snow rake that falls from roof
- Falling off a ladder
- Ladder sliding away
- Slipping off roof
- Tripping due to unseen, buried roof penetrations, like vent stacks
- Falling through unseen, buried skylight or roof window
Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate for roof snow removal in Fairfield County CT. We remove snow from high-end roofs such as slate, wood, and tile as well as traditional rubber and metal roofs. All we need is your address, using GPS imaging we will take a look at the size and scope of your roof. Once we see a couple GPS images and know the construction material of the roofing systems we can give you a quote, normally within a couple hours from the original inquiry.