British Columbia has the warmest winter weather of all Canadian provinces. However BC also set a near record cold temperature over all other North America locations at -74°F in Smith River BC! That kind of frigid temperature is scary! Generally the coastal areas are very mild in the winter while the northeastern interior portions can be brutal! However, some of these average BC snow totals may be alarming! Mt Fidelity, Glacier National Park 546.4″, Unuk River Eskay Creek Mine 511.3″, Tahtsa Lake West 384.1″, Grouse Mountain North Vancover 342″, Rogers Pass 340.4″, Pleasant Camp 285″ Fraser Camp 276.8″, Hollyburn Ridge, West Vancouver 257.7″. Now, if these “average” snow totals aren’t impressive you must live in Valdez Alaska. Several of Canada’s largest one day snow totals (8 out of 12!) also were in BC averaging between 40 to 57 inches in one day!
Ice Dam Removal British Columbia
Now that we know about the snow totals and the cold it’s easy to understand why BC gets ice dams on roofs. The snow and cold are the main two ingredients that make ice dams form fast. Once an ice dam has caused a leak into your property its time to act fast! Right? Not so fast! It is important to know that some ice dam removal equipment can damage your roof while other equipment cannot. Low pressure steam is the equipment proven to not damage roofing, while high psi hot pressure washers on the other hand are violent and easily destroy a roof. Avoid pressure washers for ice dam removal by learning how to identify the differences. Roofing material is expensive! Avoid removing ice dams with impact force such as hammers, ice picks, chisels, etc. We as an Association have members in the British Columbia area and surrounding areas that are guaranteed to have the right low pressure steam equipment for ice dam removal. Our members will display our logo on their website and it will link back to this site for verification. If you need help locating our members in your area please contact us. We reply quickly! Call IDSAFE # 612-460-0474