Roof cables & gutter de-icing panels offer a better way to prevent ice dams and icicles.
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Contact us to learn more about the Roof and De-Icing products we offer. We have products that can offer solutions to many ice problems you may have on the edge of your roof or in your gutter system.
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Snow covered roofs and freezing weather also lead to ice dams: thick ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves. Dams can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up and pour into your house.
- Heat collects in the attic and warms the roof, except at the eaves.
- Snow melts on the warm roof and then freezes on the cold eaves.
- Ice accumulates along the eaves, forming a dam. Meltwater from the warm roof backs up behind it, flows under the shingles, and into the house.
Hacking away at ice dams with a hammer, chisel, or shovel is bad for your roofing—and dangerous for you. And throwing salt on them will do more to harm to your plantings than to the ice.
Blow in cold air: Take a box fan into the attic and aim it at the underside of the roof where water is actively leaking in. This targeted dose of cold air will freeze the water in its tracks. "You'll stop the leak in a matter of minutes,"says TOH general contractor Tom Silva.
Heat loss from the house to the attic tends to
be the primary cause of ice dams
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