Emergency Ice Dam & Snow Removal Minneapolis | St.Paul MN

Roof Snow & Ice Dam Removal Minneapolis St Paul, MN

Steam To Remove Ice Dam On Your Townhouse

Ice dams are serious business. If you live in a townhouse in the greater Twin Cities area, you know the cycle of snow and ice melting and refreezing overnight. This can cause ice dams to build up along the edges of your roof. Ice dams are dangerous and damaging because they force water underneath the shingles of your roof, leaving the wood and structure of your home vulnerable to the freezing elements which can lead to costly repairs if left unchecked for very long.

These St. Paul area townhouses have ice dams and icy entrances due to complex roof and air leaks from the houses into the attic. Part of the problem in this case is the complexity of the roof design which leads to uneven solar heating of the roofs. The issue of complex roof designs also occurs on many modern detached single family homes, particularly where an upper roof in sun, has melting snow which drains onto lower roofs in shadow. For homes and townhouses in Minnesota, it is correct to say that "Valleys are villains".

Steam is one of the best and most effective ways to get rid of those ice dams around your roof’s perimeter because steam does not cause any damage to your roof during the process of melting and removing the ice dams. Other companies may use other methods, but steaming away the ice dams is the safest way to protect your roofing materials.

The owners of these 4 year old condos previously thought their problems with a wet basement garage were a significant concern. Now they also have suffered ice dams in dozens of locations, many of which hung over their balconies. An aerial photo of their building showed one of the primary causes of the ice dams is uneven solar heating of their roof due to a roof design which includes 26 gables forming 52 valleys to concentrate the snow melt into massive icicles.

Protect your home and your roof by contacting us today if you have ice dams built up around your townhouse. We provide residential and commercial services and you can use our company with complete confidence this winter season.

When ice dams are threatening your home or business, call us. Protect your roof and home from the hazards of ice dams and improper removal methods.  United Roofing provides all roofing services to Commercial Properties, Townhouse and Condominium associations in Minnesota


These St. Paul area townhouses have ice dams and icy entrances due to complex roof and air leaks from the houses into the attic. Part of the problem in this case is the complexity of the roof design which leads to uneven solar heating of the roofs.   The issue of complex roof designs also occurs on many modern detached single family homes, particularly where an upper roof in sun, has melting snow which drains onto lower roofs in shadow. For homes and townhomes in Minnesota, it is correct to say that “Valleys are villains”.

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