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Are Heated Roof Ice Melt Systems Safe?

Using commercial grade self-regulating heating cables are the most effective ways to prevent ice dams, however, not all roof ice melt systems are created equal. When heating cables are poorly designed or manufactured, they can pose safety risks that are not worth the cost. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 3,300 residential fires […]

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How Applying Roof Melt Chemicals Can Be Damaging

When the snow piles high in the winter, most of us are not concerned with the harmful results of applying roof melt chemicals. Afterall, salts and roof melt chemicals are a recognized and relatively easy method to melt snow and prevent ice build-up. What is not understood is the downstream damaging impact of using salts […]

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How to Choose the Right Roof Melt System for Your Roof

You want a roof ice melt system that has been engineered to fit your roof deck properly. But, what is the right melt system for your roof? This truly depends on the type of roof you have. Commercial roofs, which are commonly metal, will need a different system than a wooden roof that is shingled. […]

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Will a HotEdge Ice Dam Prevention System Lower My Cost Of Home Insurance?

Claims made to repair damage caused by ice dams can affect your homeowners insurance. While you may not get a lower insurance premium for installing an roof ice mitigation system, you can inquire with your insurance company for a discounted rate.  Afterall, installing a roof ice melt system will reduce claims filed.   Traditionally, all insurance […]

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