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Why Heated Gutters Do Not Work For Preventing Ice Dams

Many people believe that a heated gutter, gutter cables or a combination of both will be sufficient in preventing ice dam formations. Here are several reasons why: Gutter Clogging From Large Sheets of Ice The problem is that this water often freezes on contact with the gutter, or larger sheets of ice end up causing […]

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Top 4 Issues with Heating Cables

Heating cables are recommended for homes where winter climates are frigid and ice formation is common. Ice on the roof can cause damage due to the added weight on the roof and cause ice dams to form. Roof ice melt systems help prevent ice dams from building on your roof. Water leaking into the roof […]

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5 Ice Dam Myths

Everyone seems to have their own ideas and theories about ice dams. With so much misinformation floating around, it’s important to clear the air and settle a few debates. Here are five ice dam myths that every homeowner should know: 1. Ventilated Roofs Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles Homeowners falsely believe that a ventilated roof […]

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4 Reasons Never to Use Salt Pucks To Melt Roof Ice

When winter temperatures dip down to freezing, ice dams can become a serious problem for homeowners. Salt pucks are supposed to eliminate the need to climb onto your roof, and are designed to melt snow and ice before ice dams can form. But are they doing more harm than good? Most salt pucks use calcium […]

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