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We Expertly Handle Ice Dam
Removal In Ottawa
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Keep Your Home
And Roof Safe

Several Ottawa homeowners will need ice dam removal at some point during the winter months. Not many people can avoid having ice dams form on their roofs when they live in the Greater Ottawa area, which is known for snow, ice, and cold weather.

However, ice dams are not something to handle on your own. Remember, they can cause damage if they are not removed properly. At Firon Roofing, we consider ice dam removal as part of our roof maintenance services.

We have spent years in the area, know the weather, and know how easy it would be for ice dams to cause a massive issue for your home. Thanks to our quick thinking and desire to ensure every roof we maintain is in great shape, you can rest assured you are in great hands.

Efficient Ice Dam Removal In Ottawa

Let Us Handle The Headache For You

While you may see ice hanging off your home’s gutters and think it is beautiful when the sun hits it, it is just an accident waiting to happen. Ice dams are not something to mess around with.

An ice dam is caused by snow and ice melting on the roof, usually due to poor attic ventilation, which makes the roof warmer. Then, when the water gets to the gutters or eaves, it refreezes due to the drop in temperature. It is often seen around the gutters and edges of your roof.

And while it may be pretty, the weight it is putting your roof under is astronomical. Ice can weigh over 900 kg per cubic meter.

This is a massive amount of weight to put onto your roof. If this weight lets go and the ice dam starts to fall, numerous things can happen. For example, we have seen the following:

  • Gutters fall with the ice ripping into vinyl siding
  • Ice falls onto cars, breaking the windshield and causing dents
  • The ice dam falls onto a portion of a tree and brings tree limbs down onto roofs

With all the issues that could happen, homeowners must consider ice dam removal. And they need to ensure they are using professionals who understand their roof and ice.

Ice Dam Removal Experts People Trust

Ottawa Homeowners Trust Their Roofs To Us

Here at Firon Roofing, we are the experts you can call when you need ice dam removal and want it done without causing damage to your home. Why are we the experts?

Attention To Detail

We are detail fanatics, and by being so, we can do every job outstandingly. Every person on our team is precise in their job, as seen in the results.

Our Core Values

We have several core values that dictate how we interact with all our customers to ensure an experience they will love. These core values include the following:

  • Always striving for excellence
  • Superior service
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Kindness
  • Integrity

Our core values keep customers returning to us for all their home needs.

Five-Star Service

We ask ourselves how we would want to be treated in our homes, and that is how we treat our customers. We believe in clear communication, being professional, actively listening to your needs, and attacking any problem as a team.

Only The Best Will Do

To be the best, you must use the best materials installed by the best professionals. Here at Firon Roofing, anything less than the best will not do. Our teams are highly trained and use only the best materials.

We Are In The Top 2% Of Roofers

Thanks to using only the best materials and highly trained roofers, we are considered in the top 2% of roofers for GAF products. It is a hard status to come by, but we hold it.

Firon Roofing Customer Reviews

Learn How Our Ice Dam Removal
Services Help Customers

  • Ian E.
    Firon Roofing saved us from the many leaks that formed in our new home over the years. Not only did we have ice damming, but also a leaky chimney cap. The roofers also installed heating coils for ice damming prevention. Very professional and went above and beyond expectations.
  • Tom
    We had some ice and snow removal on our roof in February. The crew removed the snow and ice from the roof. They were also very knowledgeable and professional in explaining their actions and why. I will certainly call them back for any of my roofing needs.
  • Barb W.
    The quality of work and cleanup was fantastic. I would highly recommend Firon Roofing to family and friends.

FAQ About Ice Dam Removal

Can Homeowners Do Anything To Prevent Ice Dams?

There are some things that you can do to help prevent ice dams. These items include the following:

  • Removing debris from gutters before the first snow
  • Making certain your attic is well ventilated
  • Sealing air leaks throughout the home
  • Ensuring your attic is well insulated

Granted, there is no sure way to prevent ice dams from occurring in many cases, but these can give you a fighting chance.

What Types Of Damage Can Ice Dams Cause My Roof?

Ice dams can cause insulation in your attic to become damp and moldy and cause damage to the roof sheathing, roof leaks, ceiling water damage, and in severe cases, a roof collapse.

Can I Hit The Ice With A Broom And Knock It Off?

You can always hit the ice with a broom, but do this at your own risk. In some cases, knocking off the ice will further damage the home. Additionally, this places you at a significant safety risk.

Once Ice Melts, If The Ice Dam Did Cause Damage, Will I Notice It Immediately?

Not always. Sometimes it will take a few months for a leak to be seen inside the house when the damage was caused by an ice dam during the winter.

Could An Ice Dam Cause The Need For A Roof Replacement?

An ice dam affecting your home could cause a few roof repairs or, in severe cases, result in roof replacement. This is why it is important to consider ice dam removal services before it causes irreversible damage to your roof.

Don’t Let Roof Leaks Become Roof Disasters

Even small roof leaks can lead to major trouble. If you live or own property in the Greater Ottawa Area and are concerned about your shingled roof, don’t wait until it’s too late! Contact us at Firon Roofing for a free quote for roof repair or replacement today.

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