Solved! How To Prevent And Remove Ice Dams
Ice dams are a common occurrence in the winter. They form when the snow melts on your roof and doesn’t run off fast enough, causing it to refreeze. That ice blocks water from draining off the roof.
This can lead to damage if left unchecked. To prevent ice dams from forming, you should insulate your shingles (and attic) properly, repair leaks and cracks in your home’s foundation before cold weather arrives, and keep vents clear of snow. But if you’ve already got an ice dam or two on your hands, Read on for tips on what ice melt is safe for roofs and how to remove ice dams safely!
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Why Ice Dams Form
Ice dams form when warm air melts snow on the roof, causing water to drip down the roof, and freeze at the edge of the roof. The ice dam prevents any additional melted water from draining off your roof. This can cause leaks in your attic and walls if left untreated!
Ice dams are a sign that your home’s energy efficiency needs improvement. As winter approaches, you may notice a few signs that indicate your heating system is inefficient: cold floors or rooms; high natural gas bills despite low-temperature settings; windows with condensation between panes; consistent use of an electric space heater even though it’s not cold inside (and no matter what you do you can’t seem to get rid of those drafty gaps).
How To Prevent Ice Dams
You can prevent ice dams from forming by taking a few simple steps. First, make sure your downspouts are clear of snow and ice. This will allow water to drain away from the house. If you have gutters, clean them out regularly. An ice dam is more likely to form when your gutter has debris such as leaves or dirt—or even snow that’s been sitting there for a while!
What Ice Melt Is Safe For Roofs- Use Safe Thaw Ice Melt
Safe Thaw ice melt products work by allowing water to pass through the granules, with the melting point of each product varying according to the weather conditions and temperature. You can find Safe Thaw ice melt at most home improvement centers or online retailers.
Spread it evenly over your roof so that all areas are covered in a layer, and let it do the job. If you have an area of the roof that collects water, such as near where the downspouts exit, apply a thick layer of Safe Thaw in this area before it freezes overnight. The following morning, you’ll be able to easily remove any accumulated ice with a shovel and hose down the rest of your roof.
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