So you are wondering, “will ice dam steaming hurt my roof?” Low pressure ice dam steaming by our definition in paragraph two will not hurt your roof. But to answer the question correctly we need to discuss what ice dam steaming means. Our definition of ice dam steaming may differ from someone else’s definition. Our definition of ice dam steaming is as follows:
“Ice dam steaming is the process of removing ice from roofing materials and gutters with low pressure steam, preferably 300 p.s.i or less and steam temperatures of about 250-300 degrees Fahrenheit. This low pressure steam is used to melt the ice into sections and then separate the bond between the ice, roof and gutters by directing the spray of steam between the roof and the ice dam.”
If someone’s definition of ice dam steaming is greatly different from the paragraph above we cannot guarantee that it will not hurt your roof. However if the company has a very similar definition about ice dam steaming then that process will not hurt the roofing material. 150-300 p.s.i and 250-300 degrees F is exactly what experts recommend as the gentlest way to remove ice dams. Being able to differentiate between low pressure steamers and scammers with high p.s.i. pressure washers is key to a damage free ice dam removal process.
If your looking to hire a company that uses low pressure steam please hire our members before non members to assure a damage free ice dam removal process. If you are having trouble locating our logo on a members site, please contact us. We reply quickly.