Ice Dams Before and After

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Our Technicians are Uniformed, Courteous, Kind & Well Trained * 17 Years in Business

How ice dams form on your roof

What Causes Ice Dams?

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow from draining off of the roof. The water that backs up behind the damn can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation and other parts of the house.

How ice dams form on your roof:

1. Indoor heating rises through the ceiling into the attic and warms the roof surface.
2. Snow of the heated part of the roof melts and flows down until it reaches that part of the roof that is below 32 degrees. Water freezes into an ice dam.
3. The dam grows as it is fed by melting snow above, but water held by the dam backs up and stays liquid.
4. Eventually, the water finds cracks in the roof covering and flows into the attic, from where it could seem through the ceiling and the interior walls.


Locations Served

Palumbo Services, Inc. serves all of Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding areas!

If you have ice dams and/or a leaky roof, contact us today! Call us at 608-320-4037

Serving Madison, Wisconsin

Our Hours

Monday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00pm


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Where our quality exceeds your expectations!

Palumbo Services, Inc. opened its doors in 1995 and incorporated in 1996.  Since the very beginning, we have taken great pride in old fashion customer service, professionalism, and a job well done.  We have always strongly believed in the old adage that “any job worth doing is worth doing right!”  We’ve been around for more than a decade and looking forward to a century in business.  With 17-years of ice dam removal experience under our belt, Palumbo Services, Inc. has a perfect A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and maintains the highest quality Commercial and Workers Compensation Insurance through Auto Owners Insurance Group. You will surely be pleased with your decision to use Palumbo Services, Inc.  Our quality will exceed your expectations!
Ice dam removal work can be quite expensive, but trust us when we say “hire a professional”.  We have seen more damage done to rooftops by homeowners and non-qualified (often times uninsured) contractors than we can keep count of.  It’s important to remember that the shingles atop your roof are very delicate and need to be treated with great care.

High-pressure water, hammers and chisels should NEVER be used atop your roof in an effort to remove ice. Steaming and/or low-pressure hot water is the ONLY safe and effective way to remove ice from your rooftop without damaging your shingles or gutters!  If snow is to be removed from atop your roof, make certain your contractor is using ONLY poly-edged shovels.  

Because ice dam removal is such an expensive process, it draws in a lot of contractors who have little to no experience in removing ice dams.  Make certain you hire a qualified and insured contractor who uses only steam to remove your ice dam! Palumbo Services, Inc. is your one-stop-shop for safe and effective professional snow and ice dam removal services.

Ice Dam Definition: "An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation and warm air leaks into the attic at penetrations for plumbing stacks, wiring, chimneys, attic hatches, recessed lights, etc. These warm air leaks are known as attic bypasses.

Steam Ice Dams

   The 2 Easiest Things You Can Do To Prevent Ice Dams

2 Tips For Preventing Ice Dams1. Clean leaves, sticks, and debris from gutters and down spouts each fall. This basic maintenance will allow melting snow to flow into the gutters and down the spouts as intended.

2. Remove the snow regularly from the roof with your Roof Snow Scraper. By keeping the snow load to a minimum, you will reduce the chances of an ice dam forming. You don't have to clean the entire roof area, mainly the bottom edge of the roof, about 3 or 4 feet wide along the eave edge. After you have cleaned off the bottom edge of the roof the snow will melt off when the sun comes out, this will keep the eave edge free of ice.

Ice dams are only a symptom of the problem. The real problem is poor ventilation and insulation.

Recent Testimonial

Dear Joe,

This letter is to say “thank you very much” to you and to the team for the very helpful and speedy way that you responded to the issue I had in early March this year. I am certain that without your response the damage would have been extremely severe. It was also highly notable that although I had requested a much larger job to be done, your helpful advice saved me a significant amount of money by not undertaking the further work that 'as advised' proved to be completely unnecessary. For the future, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone. Keep up the Great work.

Thank You (and Team),