Ice Dam and Maintenance

Your roof is not maintenance free, it is an investment that needs proper care and routine inspections. This will help to identify and solve any small issues in order to avoid large and costly repairs in the future. Manufacturer’s warranties are offered at 10, 15 and 20 years. NexGen’s workmanship warranty is 2 years with customizable service and maintenance plans per commercial property. Our commercial crews of highly skilled roof technicians are trained in many types of commercial roofing, small and large repairs like leaks and snow removal. We also offer 24-hour emergency service.

Ice dams and snow removal

An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow, also known as water, from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home or building and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. This is common in the spring.

When an ice dam gets big enough, melted water backs up behind it and seeps underneath the shingles. Eventually, it will drip into the insulation and down into the ceilings and exterior walls beneath the eave, ruining sheetrock and paint. If the ice dam breaks free, it can pull shingles and gutters off with it, and it will damage anything it falls on: shrubs, windowsills, cars, pets, and people. If the roof sheathing stays wet, it can form mildew and start to rot. Even if your roof is not very steep, an ice dam can still form on metal roofing and drip edges.

Ice Dam


NexGen offers up to 5 feet of snow removal on eaves and valleys. We also offer ice dam removal by calcium chloride pellets or by steam.

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