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Elevation Can Have an Affect on Ice Dams

  Ice Dam Problems are a Greater Risk For Homes at a Higher Elevation Roof ice dam problems start to happen when the temperature dips down below 22 degrees. Cold air mixes with the heat generated by the building and solar radiation, snow melt runs down the roof, and refreezes over the lower level of […]

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It Does Not Take Large Snow For Ice Dams To Develop

Ice dams begin to form when temperatures dip below 32 degrees. Cold air mixes with the heat generated by the building and solar radiation.  Snow melt water travels down the roof, and refreezes at the roof edge.  If your home is at an elevation where below freezing temperatures and ambient heat source or lost heat […]

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Think Twice Before Removing Ice Dams Yourself

Ice dams – they can happen on any home where you have snow and freezing and thawing temperature swings. At HotEdge, we’ve seen icicles hanging off the side of roof edges, but many people don’t realize these icicles are a platform for ice dam formations.  These ice dams need to be removed, and a proper […]

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Think Green! Think HotEdge!

When it comes to ice dam removal, you have a few different options: rock salt, potassium chloride and magnesium chloride, urea, aluminum metal tracks, silicon mats, zig zag, and HotEdge. But if you’re going green without sacrificing effectiveness, HotEdge is the clear choice. Here’s why: An Environmentally-Friendly Roof Ice Melt System Rock salt – the […]

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