Gold Standard Restorations
Ice Dam Removal in the Northwest Suburbs
Ice can be one of your roof’s worst enemies. As any roofing contractor in Illinois knows, an ice dam can cause serious damage to your home or business over long periods of time. At Gold Standard Restorations, we have years of experience helping customers remove and prevent ice dams and we can spot the issue, remove the problem, and make any necessary repairs to restore your property. In fact, we are one of the only contractors in the Northwest Suburbs with an industrial steamer specifically designed for ice dam removal, giving us the ability to quickly take care of this colossal nuisance.
How Do Ice Dams Form?
Ice dams are caused when melted snow freezes at the gutters’ edge or another cold spot on your roof. This causes a blockage in your roof’s drainage system, allowing water to pool beneath the snow and creep up under the shingles, permitting water to enter the property. The layer of snow helps insulate the water from the outside temperature, keeping it liquid, and allowing it to drip and drain into the property in any way it can find. Ice dams are caused in a few different ways that create conditions for snow to melt and the drainage to be blocked by ice. One common way is heat escaping into the attic space, which melts the snow along the ridge and allowing water to pool. When we encounter extreme snowstorms or even the smaller storms that leave behind snow that sticks to anything, we are all frustrated because of the extra time and effort we have to add to our daily routine. Once the clouds have passed and the sun begins to melt away everything it touches, we are somewhat relieved until the temperature drops to below-freezing conditions after the sun sets for the day. This leads to all the water attempting to drain down towards the gutters left to begin freezing again, and for many properties across the state, both residential and commercial, this starts forming ice dams. Ice dams commonly develop during the winter as melting snow refreezes at the edge of your roof. When the snow is not safely removed from the top of your home or business, these dams can grow large enough to keep water from draining off your structure. Since pitched roofs are not built to hold water, they will begin to allow water to get behind the protective outer layer and inside the property. When this occurs, the blocked water will become backed up, looking for an exit that can be straight off the sides of your house, missing the gutter altogether. Sometimes if there’s already damage to your roof, it can often leak into your home, causing even more problems. These are several signs that you may have an ice dam and need help with removing:
- Does it look like water is trapped behind the icicles on your property?
- Are there water stains on your ceiling?
- Do you see signs of draining water around the exterior walls on the upper level of your home or business?
If so, it is important to get professional help as quickly as possible and Gold Standard is always ready at a moment’s notice. We offer emergency services to melt the ice dam completely and remove all excess water. Plus, if repairs are needed, we will be able to give you a quote of what needs to be fixed.
Affordable, Efficient Repairs
As aforementioned, when we come out to your property to get rid of your ice dam problems, our contractors can make any necessary and quality repairs or adjustments to prevent any further damage. We have extensive experience not only working on roofs, siding, and remodeling projects but with many different kinds of emergency situations when the time calls. We know what it means to be in a difficult situation and many times it can literally happen overnight making it something we are truly not prepared for. With any city we work in, all of our clients are more than satisfied with our attention to detail, punctuality, and most importantly how all of our repairmen will always conduct business in a professional manner. Due to our commitment to quality, we are a Better Business Bureau accredited company and have received the Talk of the Town Customer Service Award every year since 2012.
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In the many years we have been in business around all of the northern suburbs of Chicago, we have gained the respect of many different businesses and homeowners and we want you to experience that for yourself. Our team at Gold Standard Restoration can handle any general contracting project you may have, from ice dam removal and emergency repairs to remodeling both your exterior and interior of your property. Call us as soon you think you may have an ice dam so we can come out and get the snow off your roof and give you the peace of mind you need.
Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed
As homeowners with families of our own, we know customer satisfaction is most important when it comes to our work. All of that begins with a quality inspection, a fair price, a crew that can work with your schedule, and a prompt installation. At Gold Standard Restoration we guarantee that, through every step of the process, we will be courteous, professional, punctual, and treat your home with care as if it were our own. We know that you will be extremely happy with the new standard we have set for you.