Have you just purchased and moved into your dream home which just happens to be located in region you have freeze and thaw throughout the winter season? This is an exciting and fulfilling time in your life and the first few months can be a bit of a whirlwind. But, there are some important things you should think about when you move into your new home and one of them is a roof ice prevention system.
Freeze and thaw throughout the winter seasons can cause damage to roofs. Although this is obviously one of the last things you want to hear about just after you have recently purchased your new home, it must be considered. In short, roof ice prevention systems make sure that roof ice dams and icicles do not become problematic. Icicles hanging off a roof edge can be a beautiful sign of winter; however, they do break off and when they do anything below is at risk!
The second roof ice issue is an ice dam. An ice dam is exactly what it sounds like; it is a wall of ice that forms typically on roof edges and traps snow melt water on your roof. As we all can understand, roofs were designed to shed water and not hold it! The trapped snow melt water than has little choice but to seek the path of least resistance which is commonly beneath shingles, between seems, etc. The next stop is inside your home where it can go undetected for long periods of time. When this happens, dangerous mold and rot develop and the expense of a restoration process becomes prohibitively expensive. This is the last thing you want when you have just purchased and moved into your new home.
So, how can you prevent these costly and disrupting repairs to your new home? Well, it is simple; with roof ice melt systems. They require minimal attention as soon as they are installed. You don’t have to call professional services when you discover icicles and an ice dam on your roof nor do you have to go all the way up ladders and rake the snow off your roof yourself.
Roof ice melt systems work by making sure the edges of your roof are a warm temperature. This means that the snow that melts and runs down your roof cannot refreeze on the edges and form an ice dam. It can work all the way through the winter months so you don’t have to do any manual work on your roof to prevent snow and ice damage. It simply uses electricity to operate; you don’t have to lift a finger. Sounds good, right?
What’s more, with roof ice melt systems like HotEdge, you can rest assured that you have chosen the most energy efficient system available on the market! Since HotEdge systems rely on a single heat trace cable, this uses less electricity to operate.
What are you waiting for? As a new homeowner, it is important that you take care of your new property from the very beginning. It can be easy to get distracted by the indoor décor and making it feel like your home, but it is also important that you look after the property’s outside structure, i.e. the often-neglected roof. With roof ice melt systems like HotEdge, you can make sure that you prevent hazardous ice dams and icicles from forming on your roof and you can avoid costly repair bills throughout the winter season.
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