Alaska, the largest of all US states, is notorious for having long extremely cold winters with a lot of snow. This combination is perfect for large ice dams to form! In fact Alaska is the snowiest US state with Valdez topping the chart at an average of about 300 inches annually! With the threat of ice dams every year in Alaska many companies have decided to take on the challenge of removing these ice dams with steam. We applaud you for your integrity! This is the safest way to preserve the integrity of the underlying roof structure. Avoid high psi pressure washers at all costs by learning to identify them. If you live in Alaska and have ice dams on your roof that you would like removed, look for our members or a company who is using low pressure steam equipment designed specifically for ice dam removal. You can do so by looking for our logo on a companies website to see if we have verified their equipment. Once you locate our logo it will take you back to our Verify Member page. Once there you can look for the members number which we manually enter into our site. Every member has passed our strict quality guidelines and owns the correct low pressure steam equipment that is designed specifically for ice dam removal. Hiring a member of this Association is a safe option for property owners in Alaska with ice dams. Our members are the best of the best and operate their business with integrity, this is demonstrated by their desire to own the right low pressure equipment and not a hot pressure washer.
We truly hope that you will do yourself a favor and avoid companies that use hot pressure washers, or impact force on roofing materials! We know there are many in Alaska! The good news is we know for sure that there are many good companies (our members) in Alaska using the new Arctic Steamer and other similar low pressure steam equipment such as the Whitco 2525 PEO and the Landa Hot Series. Please look for our members in your area. Pressure washers can easily destroy a roof as pictured or worse. Not all ice dam removal companies are honest about the equipment they use, so please educate yourself with our Education and Q&A pages. If you are having trouble finding our low pressure ice dam steaming members in your area you can also Contact Us and we will connect you with someone quickly!