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Ice Melt Checklist: Does Your ice melt qualify these tests?


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The winter months can be a real struggle for those living in cold climates. Snow and ice can make it difficult to navigate around the house, and it’s almost impossible to get into the car if you don’t have the right tools for traction (like salt for driveway). But there are some things that people choose to do in an attempt to help with their icy problem that actually make things worse. In this article, we’ll look at five things your ice melt or salt for driveway should have.

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Does Your Salt For The Driveway Has These Things?

  • Salt-Free

When you’re looking for an ice melt, look for one that contains a low amount of salt. Sodium chloride is the most common form of salt used in ice melts (like road runner ice melt), but it can be damaging to vegetation and the environment. It can also damage your roof if it gets on top of it and stays there long enough to corrode the shingles or any other material under them.

  • Can Be Reapplied Quickly And Easily.

Ice melts that can be reapplied quickly and easily are ideal. Ice melts that can’t be reapplied will require manual labor to shovel off the roof, which is a time-consuming process and inconvenient for you.

  • Environment-Safe

You should consider the environment of your roof when selecting which ice melt to use. For example, if you live in a region with high snowfall or frequent freezing temperatures, consider choosing an ice melt that works well in those conditions. You can also consider what kind of roof material you have and how it will react to a certain type of ice melt. You may want to talk to professionals who specialize in roofing so they can advise you on the best choice for your particular situation.

  • Won’t Damage Your Roof Or Driveway And Pose A Danger To You As You Use It.

If you have a metal roof, make sure that you don’t use anything that will damage it. Unflavored rock salt and other chemical-based salts can corrode metal roofs and even turn them green in places (not exactly what you want to look at when you come home).

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We hope this article has helped you select the best ice melt or salt for the driveway. If you’re still not sure which one is right for you, contact us today!

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