Union Congregational Church on Haverill Street in North Reading had multiple leaks due to the snow pack and ice dams on their roof. We sent a crew of five men on a Saturday afternoon to avoid the main crowds between their evening events and morning services.
The Church had a flat roof with several feet of snow due to drifts, and they were particularly concerned about the weight on that section. Elsewhere there were heavy ice dams leading to interior leaks.
The crew shoveled the snow from the roofs on this North Reading church then applied a heavy dose of calcium chloride (a safe and effective de-icer) behind the ice dams.
We don’t typically try to remove the ice because any kind of chipping or scraping will damage the shingles.
Our phones often start ringing in late winter with calls from customers who know they will need roof repairs in the spring because of damage done by inexperienced contractors clearing roofs. It’s a dangerous job and hard to find vent pipes or skylights under several feet of snow.
We only employ trained roofers and have full workman’s comp and liability insurance. If you need help clearing snow and ice from your roof in the Reading/North Reading area, contact us for a professional job that’s safe for you and your roof.