Townhouse Ice Dam Removal
We’ve performed ice dam removal on hundreds of townhouses, condos, and other multi-family dwellings. We can even bring a 20-80 foot man-lift if needed (additional charge). If your need is large enough we can send multiple Ice Dam Guys® – with multiple ice dam steamers – to help.
If you own a townhouse and/or an association that has multiple units (more than 2), and you need ice dam removal or rooftop snow removal, we’ll take 10% off our current hourly rate.
Note to landlords: your renters will never pay for ice dam removal
Unless you have made an explicit provision for ice dam removal in your lease, renters won’t bother. Many won’t even notice the snow on the roof. They almost certainly won’t take any initiative on roof-raking or other ice dam prevention measures, unless you offer them an incentive to do so.
Few will call you unless they have an active leak in their unit. You should cherish the renters who do birddog for you, because they are likely to save you many thousands of dollars in damage.
If you’re a landlord, you might want to save yourself some headaches by asking us to do regular snow removal on your multi-family dwellings.
By the way, you’ll want to be present if you need ice dam removal for your unit. Your tenants will never take care of your property the same way you do. Leaving this task to your renters is also like writing them a blank check to do whatever work they feel needs to be done. If you can’t be there personally, make sure you tell us exactly what you want, and make sure to leave a credit card on-file with us. We can’t leave until we’re paid, and you don’t want to have to pay us for sitting around (and missing other appointments) to get paid.
Ice dams are a huge liability for property managers, too
No, you won’t have to pay anything when your renter’s TV gets destroyed. (That’s up to their rental insurance company.)
But if you don’t fix the damage or the leaks quickly enough, they could turn to the law to get some relief. In addition, landlord-tenant law allows tenants to withhold rent if you don’t make repairs quickly enough.
Even worse is that ice and snow on the roof can present a health and safety hazard. Falling ice or the possibility of roof collapses could harm your tenants or their property. If this happens you may face an asset-depleting lawsuit.
Again, let us know that you own a townhouse and we’ll take off 10%.
We often have extreme call volume during peak ice dam season. It’s not always possible to answer every call or email. If you have an ice dam emergency, your neighbors probably do, too. Therefore, please call us as early as possible.