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Roof Ice Melt Services in Greater Boston & MetroWest

Prevent Ice Dams with a Quality Roof De-Icing System in Massachusetts

Ice dams are notorious for ruining roofs in the winter. Formed at the edge of roofs, they prevent water from sliding off the roof, causing clogged gutters, accumulated ice, and roof leaks. If left unchecked, these ice dams can lead to partial or even full cave-ins, as well as dangerous debris falling from your roof, and in the worst worst of cases, can even cause your gutters to detach and collapse. These damages are usually expensive to fix.

A roof de-icing system from O’LYN could solve your problem. Our ice-melting services will prevent ice dams from forming on your roof and causing leaks and damage to the shingles. If you want to take preventative measures and protect your roof all winter long with a roof deicing system, call us today!

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What are Ice Dams?

Ice dams are when heat from certain areas of your home warms part of the ice on your roof, causing it to run down onto a cooler surface and freeze again. Over time, this accumulation creates a dam formation that prevents water to be held back from running off the roof. Consequently, the water will eventually be pushed beneath the shingles, resulting in damage, exposure of underlying layers, and ultimately causing leaks.

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Roof De-Icing Prevents Ice Dams from Forming on Your Roof

O’LYN’s de-icing system is the ultimate solution for combating and preventing ice dams. There are two main components to a roof de-icing system:

Radiant Edge Systems: Radiant edge systems are installed at the end of the roof and run along the edges of the roof, providing a cleaner appearance than de-icing cables. This system works by melting the snow at the edge of the roof, ensuring that water flowing down the roof stays melted as it passes through the gutters. This prevents freezing from the top of the roof all the way down to the drainage system at the bottom. De-icing panels can also be installed in valleys of a roof, where snow and ice buildup are common. This ensures that water is properly in all areas of your roof.

Roof De-Icing Cables: O’LYN can install roof de-icing cables in the gutters and downspouts of your roofing system. This helps prevent blockage from frozen ice and helps ensure that water can flow away from the house. O’LYN does not install roof de-icing cables on the edge or eave of your roof as we prefer our clients use the radiant edge system. This system is much more durable and aesthetically pleasing than your traditional de-icing cables.

Protect your Roof from Ice Dams Today

When it comes to something as important as your roof, it’s not worth it to take any chances on a snowy winter damaging it. Take the preventative measure of installing a quality roof de-icing system from O’LYN Roofing to help give you peace of mind knowing that your roof and gutters won’t be affected by ice dams.

O’LYN Roofing offers free estimates on all our roofing services. Call us today at 781-300-7231! We proudly serve in Quincy, Waltham, Cambridge, Arlington, Boston, Framingham, Newton, Brockton, Somerville, Weston, Wellesley, Wayland, Sudbury, and throughout the surrounding areas.

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