Panther 212° Removes Ice Dams Safely
This is how we do it
When it comes to removing ice dams, Panther Exteriors and Contracting knows steam is the best way to handle the removal of an ice dam.
To be safe on asphalt roofing material, the water temperature in the ice dam removal tool must be hot enough to change the output consistency from harsh water droplets to a gentle, directed cloud of steam. Usually, this change in spray happens around 240°F-250°F. However, that temperature can vary based on elevation, humidity and outdoor temperature.
Panther Exteriors and Contracting uses a specialty steamer, called the Arctic Steamer. This steamer relies on high temperatures to produce steam and low pressure to ensure the roof is not damaged. An ice dam roof steamer is equipped with specific accessories to direct steam to effectively and SAFELY melt ice on asphalt roofing material.
DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER
Pressure washers, with the pressure turned down or the heat turned up, are not adequate to protect the roof. Pressure from a typical washer nozzle is harsh and can remove of the shingle’s granules thus allowing the sun’s UV rays to prematurely deteriorate the roof.
Damage to shingles from a pressure washer isn’t always immediately evident. The damage shows up years later when those shingles start curling and are visibly deteriorated.
THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT FOR ICE DAM REMOVAL
Panther Exteriors and Contracting knows that ice dam removal steamers are the right tool for removing ice dams. Our steamers DO NOT have a trigger gun to start and stop them such as the ones on pressure washers. Steamers that use a pressure washer nozzle are NOT effective on ice dams.
THE PANTHER 212°
Safely removes ice dams and other ice related problems from your roof & gutters through the use of steam.
Steam will NOT damage your roof, shingles or gutters as the use of shovels & pick axes will.
Hot water pressure/pressure wash will also harm your shingles, Steam will NOT!!
Panther 212° serves the greater Madison and South Central Wisconsin areas. We will travel greater distances dependent on the demand.
Pricing: $400/hour with a 3 hour minimum. (Standard rate subject to change depending on individual needs and distance required to travel)
Steam is water in the gas phase.
It is commonly formed by boiling or evaporating water. Steam that is saturated or superheated is invisible; however, “steam” often refers to wet steam, the visible mist or aerosol of water droplets formed as water vapour condenses.
Is it true that water (steam and ice) can not get hotter than 212 degrees and colder than 32 degrees?
It is not true that water can only get up to 212 degrees and as cold as 32 degrees. After water changes from a liquid to a gas (at 212 degrees Fahrenheit) it can actually heat up much hotter than that.
SQ Feet of Ice Steamed Last Season
Happy Roofs & Owners
“Dan and The Panther 212° stopped a potential emergency by clearing ice dams around our whole building. ”
RECENT PANTHER CUSTOMER