A major roof problem that Ottawa buildings face is the build-up of heavy snow and the development of ice dams.
The excess weight of snow can damage roofs, gutters, and down spouts. Excess snow can also block the air flow of the building’s ventilation systems. Ice dams form when heavy snow melts during the day, flows under the shingles, and refreezes at night. After several melting-freezing cycles, water can enter the building and damage insulation, ceilings, walls, and even the building itself. Fortunately, there are steps building owners can take to prevent damage caused by heavy snow and ice dams.
By keeping the snow load to a minimum, you will reduce the chances of an ice dam forming. In addition, you will prevent damage to the roof due to the excess weight.
With SOULARD Multi-Service, you have the peace of mind of a job done by experienced tradesmen, not minimum wage labour. An inexperienced person on the roof attempting to remove snow can cause irreparable damage to the roof’s components leading to expensive repairs or ultimately complete re-roofing. We have over ten years of experience with both new and historic buildings. Inexperienced people can use hammers and picks that will damage your roof. Our fleet includes a completely self-contained steam-generating ice cutter for jobs that require a gentle touch. This ‘gentle touch’ will also slice through ice over two feet thick!