We only use steam for ice dam removal (roof ice and gutter ice removal). Removing ice dams properly requires the right tools and the right knowledge. Any other approach is too risky because roofs are easily damaged in frigid temperatures. Ice dam removal using a hammer or other impact-based instruments can result in costly damage. Gutter ice removal or roof ice removal using a power washer can also do significant damage. The safest technique for removing ice on your roof or performing gutter ice removal is using a steamer.