Ice Dam Repair in Scarborough ME for Any Winter Emergency
Choose the ice dam repair experts at Peniel Environmental and limit long term complications from ice damage
Ice dam repair in Scarborough ME, it’s best left to ice dam repair companies that understand contractor services, your roof, and more importantly, how to recognize where all of the damage is lurking. Remember removing the ice dam is just the first step in a process to ensure you don’t wind up with uninsured damage repair and health problems down the road. As with all water and ice damage, it’s what you can’t see that can cause you the greatest problems. Hire a professional damage restoration company like Peniel Environmental to not only remove your ice dam, but inspect the building to make sure there is no water penetration that can cause further on damage such as rotting materials, pesky odors, persistent staining, and worse, health threatening mold growth. With the proper tools on hand to inspect visible and hidden areas of your home for water penetration you are ensured the best chances of no ongoing, lingering issues from your ice damage that could be catastrophic.
What Else to Watch Out for When Undertaking Ice Dam Removal?
- Shingle and Roofing Material Damage
- Roof Sheathing
- Drip Edge
- Attic Moisture Penetration
- Attic Mold
- Attic Sub Floor Damage
- Insulation Damage
- Ceiling Damage
- Wiring Damage
- Window Damage
- Any Attic Mechanical Systems
It may seem like a simple task, removing your ice dam, but in reality it is, or can be a very complex and dangerous process. Using a company that specializes in ice dam removal and repair is your best bet.
There are several ways to ensure the safe removal of any ice dam on your Scarborough Maine building. In some cases you can easily remove any snow buildup, and if the ice hasn’t firmly attached itself to the roof, or it has loosened its grip it can be easily be chipped out. In other cases use of more advanced tools and processes must be utilized including the heating of the problem areas.
It also helps to utilize a company that has roofing experience, or at the very least strong connections in the local roofing contractor scene so that any underlying damage done due to the long term presence of an ice dam can be addressed before the next storm hits.
What Might I Be Faced With When I Need Ice Dam Repair?
There are three possible phases of any ice dam repair project.
- Ice Dam Removal
- Roof Repair
- Ice Dam Repair from Water Damage
At Peniel Environmental we can help remove the troublesome ice dam, help you repair any roof damage, and as well help cleanup, mitigate, and restore any internal damage done by water penetration from under the roof dam
Ice Dam Repair and Your Scarborough ME Insurance Policy | What You May Not Know About Your Ice Dam Repair Costs
It’s not well known, but your insurance policy will cover any ice dam repair needs inside or outside your home. Any ice dam event is acute, and as such the damage done from the event is an insurable loss. Additionally, with proper documentation just the removal of an ice dam as a precursor to imminent water damage or roof damage may also be covered, it really depends on the skills and documentation preparation of your ice dam removal company. Yet another reason why choosing Peniel Environmental is the best decision you can make when it comes to ice dam removal at your Scarborough ME home or business. As a full service damage restoration contractor we are extremely competent in understand what insurance companies and their adjusters need in order to approve insurance claims including those that pertain to ice dam removal and repair. Choosing a restoration contractor like Peniel Environmental to provide ice dam removal throughout Scarborough ME is a great option and can lead to a smooth settlement with your insurance company.
What is the Best Way to Minimize Damage From Ice Damming and Its Removal?
It’s quite simple, react quickly when you notice snow build up, or an ice dam forming on your roof. You need to do this for two reasons. If you hope to file an insurance claim, and you should, they require you took steps to mitigate the acute issue and its future consequences to the extent any reasonable person would do so…key word reasonable. Second, acting quickly to remove an ice dam will lessen the current damage, and mitigate future damages because the fast removal and dryout of affected areas is key to making sure there are no long-term consequences.
Is the Cost of Ice Dam Removal Covered by Insurance?
Here at Peniel Environmental we are committed to the highest level of service including assistance with insurance claims filing for ice dam removal and repair. Most people are unaware that your insurance company will pay for any water or other damage resulting from an Ice Dam situation on your roof. They may also cover the removal of an ice dam itself even without the presence of visible damage. In order to get the insurance company to consider your claim however you need to ensure you have proper documentation and all of the necessary points in the report are worded correctly. Most insurance companies will cover the resulting damage fair enough, but getting them to cover the removal of the ice dam itself is another matter. Many adjusters try to classify ice dam removal itself as a roof maintenance item, but we know better. Let Peniel Environmental help you process your insurance claim to give you the best odds of getting your ice dam removal costs reimbursed as well as any repair costs due to damage from the ice dam.
If extensive damage has already occurred and any reconstruction is necessary that affects electrical, plumbing, mechanical system, or structural member replacement it may be necessary to have inspections performed by the local building inspector. If you have any questions pre-project about any affected systems you can call Peniel Environmental and we can help you understand the process. If Peniel Environmental is handling the reconstruction we deal with all of the permits necessary and interfacing with the local building department for inspections as necessary. You can always contact the building department as well with questions, contact information is below.[scarboroughmepermit]
Make that Ice Dam Go Away Today, Call The Company Scarborough Maine Trusts for Ice Dam Removal Services and Repair, Peniel Environmental 866-977-1773