Ice dams are walls of ice that begin at the edge of your roof during freeze and thaw cycles throughout the winter season. Ice dams begin when heat escapes your home or the sun melts snowpack causing snow melt water throughout the day and re-freezes in the evening when temperatures drop. In fact, snow melt water on a roof deck has less chance of re-freezing when it is insulated and covered by snowpack. It is a myth to think removing snowpack will help prevent ice dams!
The melted snow melt water runs down your roof until it reaches the edge and refreezes as it drips off the edge. Here, 90% of ice dams are born! These ice dams have the potential to be extremely damaging to your roof, gutters, downspouts and pool snow melt water which will eventually find its way into your home or business.
Ice dam prevention for your roof is a serious matter. Just ask anyone who has dealt with damage as a result of a leak in a roof. Following are five reasons people wish they had purchased a HotEdge Roof Ice Melt System:
Adding a low-cost, high-performance roof ice melt system to your home or business is the most effective and permanent solution for ice dam prevention.
We invite you to call us at HotEdge today at 800-411-3296, or get a custom quote.