Ice dam steaming on roofing materials, is a phrase that goes together just like peanut butter and jelly. Why? Because ice dam steaming is safe on all roofing materials! Low pressure ice dam steaming equipment can be used on any and all roofing material without fear of damage. Low pressure steam has been tested on virtually every brand of roofing material for both residential and commercial applications and has been proven to not damage roofing materials. Ice dam steaming on roofing materials is simply the best way to remove the ice. Other methods such as hammers and pressure washers can do more damage than good and can cost more money in the end. Ice dam steaming is gentle because steam has no abrasive cutting power and simply removes the ice with heat. Low pressure steam has been tested on virtually every brand of roofing and is safe even on the most delicate of roofs. Low pressure steam won’t even cut pink foam board. or a pair of salt filled nylons! Steam is truly amazing! But with all the good news there is a warning! Many companies in the industry run hot WATER pressure washers that they claim are steamers when in fact they are not even close! These fake steamers can easily damage roofing materials with their high psi water pressure! Learn how to spot a fake steamer here!
The science behind ice dam steaming is not new but is easily misunderstood by property owners. Being able to protect your property with the right education is important to us as an Association. If you have any questions about a companies equipment or simply need additional education please call IDSAFE # 612-460-0474 or contact us and we will respond quickly. If you are looking to hire a company for ice dam removal it is best to look for our members by finding our logo on their website and clicking on it. All of our members own the correct low pressure steam equipment for ice dam removal.