Ice Dam Repairs

Ice Dam Repair Contractors

ice dam roof repairSurprisingly, only 1 inch of snow is needed for an ice dam to form in the right conditions, and an ice dam only needs to be 6 inches thick at most to start causing damage. Since winters in Michigan can get pretty bad, it’s likely you’ve seen an ice dam on your roof before. At Detroit Roofers, our team has the knowledge and tools to be able to assess the damage to your residential roofing and make the necessary repairs before the situation gets worse. In Michigan, if your home has a problem with ice dams in the winter, you can contact our team to fix the problem.

Ice dams often form along the soffit and fascia of Michigan homes during the bitterly cold winters, especially if the home is more than a few decades old and doesn’t have proper air sealing and insulation. Ice dams can cause water to pool on the roof and seep through the roofing materials, damaging the roof deck, wood framing, insulation, and the rest of the house below. Our experts can deal with both the damage the ice dam caused and the things that led to its forming.

What Is An Ice Dam?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that builds up at the roof’s edges or at the bottom. When a home doesn’t have enough insulation or air sealing between the living area and the attic, the underside of the roof can get warmer than the outside air. Any snow that falls on the roof could melt because of this. As the runoff moves toward the eaves, which don’t have a heated space below them, the water may freeze again and form an ice dam, which is a ridge of ice. The water can then pool behind this ice, making the ice dam bigger and letting water into the house at the same time.

Ice dams can cause a lot of problems, such as:

  • Bent or damaged gutters and brackets
  • When shingles freeze and thaw, they can break or crack.
  • Rotten plywood or roof decking
  • Rotten, water-damaged rafters and framing made of wood
  • Wet insulation, drywall, or plaster that has grown mold
  • Water damage to the carpets, floors, and furniture inside

Ice dams can also get very heavy, and in the winter, they tend to grow long icicles. If either of them falls when it’s warmer, they could get hurt badly. Overall, ice dams can be a big problem for any home, but with the help of our team at Detroit Roofers, you can fix the damage and stop more ice dams from forming.

Signs Your Roof Has Been Damaged by Ice Dams

Most people who own their own homes know that winters in Michigan are cold and there is a lot of snow. What’s worse is that it can take months for the ice to melt completely, and it usually gets bigger before it even starts to melt. Because of this, you should not only check your roof before big snow and ice storms but also often throughout the winter. It will be better for you to be safe than to have to make expensive repairs later on. Look out for the following signs, which could mean that there is ice on your roof.

  • Some shingles are missing or broken on your roof.
  • You find that your home or attic is leaking.
  • There are granules missing from your shingles.
  • Your gutter or downspout is broken.
  • Water is starting to gather around your foundation or house.
  • You can see ice dams building up on your roof with your own eyes.

The Importance of Roof Repairs After Ice Damage

If ice has caused damage to your roof, it won’t be long before the damage gets much worse. Adding snow and sleet to the ice on your roof will indeed make it heavier. All of the ice on your roof will put pressure on it, which will cause it to erode and create small cracks that water can get through and into your home. If you live in Michigan and own your own home, it is very important that you keep an eye on your roof during the cold winter months. When you see something that could be a problem, our team at Detroit Roofers will be there to melt it away.

Repair Services for Ice Dam Roof Damage

As a company that has worked in Michigan during the harsh winter months for more than 10 years, we can say we’ve seen a few things. Because of this, we know a lot about ice, how it affects your roof, and what we can accomplish to help you avoid any serious problems. When ice and snow could cause damage to your home, our metro Detroit roofing company can help keep your family safe. Trust our hardworking team at Detroit Roofers to assist you in taking care of your roof. Call us today!

Why Choose Us

The Best Ice Dam Damage Repair Contractors

Quality Material

We use only the top brand of roofing products available.


Our Detroit Roofers are licensed and insured.

Trained Workers

Our crew is always knowledgable about the newst roofing methods.

Time Availability

We can be available to perform our roofing services when you need us.

Quick Response

When you've got a roofing issue we are here to take your call.

1 Year Warranty

We're proud of our craftsmanship and we stand by that.

Clients Love Our Ice Dam Repair Company!

Our clients can't stop talking about the work we perform!

Based on 14 reviews
Howard Delgadillo
Howard Delgadillo
The best roofers in the Detroit area. They provide excellent customer service and were very helpful in making my decision. I would recommend them to my friends and family without hesitation. My experience with Detroit Roofers has been a pleasure from start to finish. After having several estimates done for my roof, I decided to use the services of this roofing company in Detroit because they were the most competitively priced but also had a great reputation for their customer service. The crew was quick, professional, and did an amazing job of installing a new metal roof on my house in just one day! It's great knowing that they have such high standards that make me feel confident about their workmanship when it comes to protecting my home.
Laura Miley
Laura Miley
I had no idea having a roof replacement in Detroit could be so simple. They agreed to come out the next day to give me a price, immediately scheduled me in, and rebuilt the roof in less than a day and a half. The crew was incredibly accessible via phone and text. I appreciate that they acknowledged I was under a tight timeline and did all they could to cooperate with me and assist me accomplishing that target. Thank you so much for taking care of my needs! I definitely recommend Detroit Roofers!
A Google User
A Google User
My roof suffered considerable damage as a result of a strong storm. I was concerned about the impact on my property and didn't know what to do. Fortunately, I knew I could rely on Detroit Roofers for assistance. They performed an outstanding job fixing the damage and returning my home to its former state. I recommend them for all your roofing needs!
Arya Davis
Arya Davis
"The quality of their work is impeccable. We have been working with Detroit Roofers for years now and they have never let us down. They are always on time, call when they're running late, and clean up after themselves. They have an excellent team of roofing contractors who are thorough and efficient at what they do. And the best part is that the prices are very affordable! Detroit Roofers has been an excellent service provider to us for many years now because they provide quality service at affordable rates that we can depend on year in year out!"
Ryan Young
Ryan Young
Our house now has a new roof thanks to Detroit Roofers. Their crew was excellent. Hardworking, professional, respectful, and great at safeguarding furniture and shrubbery about the house, as well as cleaning up after the project was complete. The work was completed in a single day, and the roof looks amazing. Derrick did an excellent job of overseeing the project from start to end. I would refer them to anyone in the Detroit area who is in need of roofing services.
David Lerer
David Lerer
My partner and I were anxious about our roof project due to it being the first big item we had to worry about the safety of with the house as younger, first-time property owners. Detroit Roofers was fantastic to work with and helped make the process a breeze!! They were always on time for all of it, always responded quickly, and took the time to inform and educate me in detail what I didn't understand. Dave and his crew did a tear off (including some cedar shake areas), relocated our kitchen vent, replaced some sub-decking, and finished the new shingling just in time for some rain. The team was extremely professional, quick, and efficient in all aspects of the project! My partner and I will always suggest them as the go-to roofing contractors in Detroit to anyone we know who is looking for one. Thank you once more, gentlemen!
A Google User
A Google User
David and Detroit Roofers were an absolute pleasure to work with. Communication was straightforward and professional. They were patient when it came to negotiating the final bill for wind damage repairs with my insurance provider and credit union. His crew did an excellent job and picked up after themselves. I highly recommend these Detroit roofing contractors!!
Gary Collins
Gary Collins
David responded quickly to our request for a quote. We had a large roof that needed to be replaced, as well as gutter replacement. It was an older house in the Detroit suburbs with some rotting wood, but David had foreseen this and had new wood on hand. The issue was worse than expected, but he and his crew had extra wood there right away. New vents were installed, but first he explained that having more than one vent would be ideal for proper airflow. He also addressed all of our concerns and questions. The crew was fantastic, and clean-up was done every night. We are very satisfied with the work that was completed and would highly suggest him to anyone who needs to replace or repair their roof. Thank you so much, Detroit Roofers!!
Darmka Wamksr
Darmka Wamksr
These guys are known for being the best roofers in Detroit, Michigan. We had a great time working with them, and they did an excellent job on our roof replacement and gutter installation. The team was reliable and cleaned up after themselves. I strongly recommend this company and plan to use them in the coming years
Martina Castro
Martina Castro
I’m overjoyed with my new roof installation. They did an excellent job and were careful and deliberate in ensuring that everything was clean and looked exactly as it had before they arrived. They started the job on time, according to the estimate, and made sure everything was done to my satisfaction. I highly regard this Detroit roofing company as one of the best roofing companies in Detroit!

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