Ice Dam Prevention

Why pay for ice dam removal when you can minimize them instead? 

For Roof Snow or Ice Dam Removal service:  

For ice dam removal Price from $299/hour and up, depending on the roof structure and the risk associated with it. We don’t recommend the ice dam removal unless there is a high risk of water damage or you already have one. In that case please send us the picture of water damage and ice-dam to ice@greenattic.com and we will try to prioritize it.

Due to high volume of calls we my not be available right the way. If you would like to seed up the process please email or text us to 847/929/9492 photos of all four sides and we will get back to you with an estimate and availability for remediation, and if you agree with the price next step is to fill up the contact form so we can send a written estimate to be approved , after it is signed we will add you the schedule.

Due to multiple requests and complexity of work, crew arrival time may vary.

If you don’t have a big ice dam but still concern of water geting under the shingles you can try to remove the snow with a special roof shovel carefully no to damage the roof, no snow no more water for ice.  Also you can throw some nylon sox full with calcium chloride secure it with a rope  and arrange it vertically on ice dam especially by the down spot, the idea is to melt channels for the water to flow. Is not a optional rote since salt and shovel my damage the roof. 

We suggest to consider insulation, air seal, baffles every rafter and additional solar fan to minimize the ice dam, It may not be completely prevented it due to roof structure and limited space for insulation near the soffits.   If you don’t have at least 16″ of insulation minimum R49 then fill up the form and get on our schedule to insulate it. You also can send picture of your attic nr. of roof vents and bathroom fans for a faster estimate.

"14 years of icicles SOLVED in one day."

Icicles are a measuring stick of heat loss. 

Minimize Icicles

Green Attic Insulation can solve ice dam issues in most cases by eliminating heat sources warming the underside of the sheathing. Ventilation, Insulation, Air Sealing.

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An Icicle is Simply a Measuring Stick of Heat Loss

What Are Ice Dams? How Are They Different From Icicles?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Figure 1 shows a cross section of a home with an ice dam.

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Insulation, Ventilation, Air Sealing Can Solve Icicles

Why pay for ice dam removal when you can pay the same amount of money to prevent it permanently.  

Ice dams were a major problem for homeowners in February 2021. Take a look at this photo of a home in Skokie Illinois. “An icicle is simply a measuring stick of heat loss” Tim Darling. Take a look at your neighborhood, if there are homes with no icicles they have air sealed and insulated properly. If you have any icicles at all, any, they are unacceptable, they may look beautiful on postcards, but they are indicators of heat escape from the living space. If you had to build a fire and were loosing heat you will have to add more logs to the fire. Same thing applies, you are cycling your furnace.  Warming the underside of the roof sheathing and creating snow melt.

Solve Icicles By Preventing Them

Attic insulation can reduce or eliminate icicles entirely depending on the accessibility to air seal and insulate properly.  Get a free estimate from our team of insulation experts.

  • Reduce icicles 
  • Prevent Ice Dams
  • Pay less on your heating & cooling bills
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