Identifying ice dam steaming tips is an important thing to be able to do as a property owner. Knowing the differences between ice dam steaming tips and pressure washing tips will be a valuable education. All low pressure steamers will use one of two styles of tips on the end of the gun, a pipe tip or a fan tip, both are pictured on this page. Both ice dam steaming tips will be screwed onto the gun with threads. It will generally take two wrenches to remove a steam tip. A high psi pressure washing tip on the other hand will be easily removable with a quick coupler in most cases. Some pressure washing companies however are using flex pipes on the end that may be threaded, so be careful! Flex pipe pictured!
Pressure washing tips can be any color and made of plastic or metal as the very last picture below shows. If you see a pressure washing tip on any gun of a so called ice dam steaming company you can be assured they are not using steam at all. It is advised to never let a pressure washer on your roof. See the damage from pressure washers now! Arming yourself with this information will help you with important information to ask on the phone to any company you are considering hiring.
We hope that you have learned a valuable difference between pressure washers and low pressure steamers. Avoiding roof damage is very important to us and it’s one of the main reasons this ice dam steaming association was created.
If you are considering a good ice dam steaming company please look for our association logo on a website and by clicking on it you can verify that they are a member in good standings. Rest assured we have done our homework on these companies before allowing them to be members of this exclusive association. So hiring a member should be headache free.
(Pressure washing tips pictured below are to be avoided for ice dam removal on roofs!)