Additional Ottawa Roofing Services
Attic Ventilation, Skylights and Suntunnels, Eavestroughing, Siding, Soffit and Facia, Insurance Reports and Roof Inspections for your Home -
Platinum Roofing Ottawa offers additional services along with complete roof installations. Please contact us for these services and we will be more than happy to assist.
Call - 613-795-1499
Email - PlatinumRoofingOttawa@gmail.com
Platinum Roofing provides snow and ice removal in Ottawa. Heavy snow and ice on your residential or commercial roof can be dangerous. Ice dams can form when water from melting snow re-freezes at the edge of your roofline. Without roof top snow removal, an ice dam may grow large enough to prevent water from draining off the roof. This water can then back up underneath roof shingles and make its way into your home.
How Do You Know if You Have an Ice Dam?
Look carefully at the icicles around the exterior of your house. If they are confined to the gutters and there is no water trapped behind them, then an ice dam has likely not formed. Nonetheless, icicles can pose a danger to people when they fall off, so try to safely knock them down while standing on the ground, making sure not to stand directly beneath them. If you cannot safely reach them from the ground, consider hiring a professional Ottawa roofing company to help. Check for water stains or moisture in the attic or around the tops of exterior walls on the top floor of your house. Stains and moisture may indicate that an ice dam has formed and water has penetrated the roof membrane.
When should you remove the snow and ice?
The amount of snow and ice your roof can support will depend on a number of factors, including the roof type as well as the age and condition of the structure. But a good rule to keep in mind is if more than a foot of heavy, wet snow and ice has accumulated on your roof, you should have it removed.
Contact Platinum Roofing Ottawa - at 613-795-1499 if you require snow and ice removed from your roof top.