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6 Roof Ice Melting Mistakes You Must Stop Now!


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You’re probably already aware of the dangers of ice on your roof, but did you know that there are some things you can do to prevent them? You’re not alone if you’ve been making some mistakes with your ice melt or roof ice melt tablets. But hey—we’re all human, right? And nobody’s perfect!

Roof ice melting mistakes are easy to make, but they can be costly. Here are 7 mistakes you need to avoid now to save time and money later.

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6 Mistake While Using Ice Melt Of Roof Ice Melt Tablets:

1- Using A Chemical-Based Ice Melt Or Roof Ice Melt Tablets

You may already be familiar with the dangers of using salt and chemicals on your roof. They may damage shingles and cost you 100 times more. Is ice melt safe? Well, if it’s salt or chemical the answer is no.

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2. Spreading Ice Melt On The Corners

Heavy amounts of ice melt products may get stuck along the corners and crevices of the roof. Rather than concentrating a heavy amount of ice melt along the corners, you can remove the excessive snow and ice by using a soft shovel and then use a small quantity of ice melt or Safe Thaw to break the icy layer.

3. Touching Ice Melt Cable Without Gloves

If you have roof ice melt cable installation done, avoid using ice melt directly on the cables. They are electrically charged and will not hold the ice melt pellets. Instead, if you see excess ice buildup, wear a rubber glove, wear rubber-soled shoes, and gently break the excess ice from the cables. Once the excessive ice is cleared off, you can wipe the cables with a cloth.

4. Using The Wrong Equipment –

 You need a tool that’s going to properly melt the ice without damaging your roof or making it slippery. If you don’t use the right tool, you could end up with more problems than you started with!

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5. Putting The Ice Melt Directly On Storm Drains.

Avoid putting the ice melt on ice dams directly, as it is quite thick and will yield no results. Instead, you can try breaking the ice dams with a soft shovel or a scraper to remove the excess ice before applying the ice melt.

6. Not Applying It To The Entire Roof Surface

Once you shovel the extra snow, you can spread the ice melt liberally all over the roof to melt the ice and direct it towards the storm drains. It will work better if you use the ice melt before the snowfall to prevent the snow from sticking to the surface.

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