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Will Ice Melt Damage My Roof?


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If you’ve ever seen a roof with a large amount of ice and snow buildup, it’s not hard to understand how dangerous this can be for your house. The snow and ice can cause leaks in your attic, as well as structural damage that could lead to other problems such as water damage or mold growth.

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Will Ice Melt Damage My Roof?

The answer to this question depends on the type of ice melt you use. The most common types are calcium-based, sodium chloride-based and magnesium chloride-based. 

Calcium-based products are not safe for shingles and metal roofs, and synthetic roofing membranes (such as TPO). Sodium chloride-based products can corrode metal gutters and downspouts. Magnesium chloride is also not safe for roofing materials like fiberglass shingles or SBS (styrene bitumen) membranes.

There are several different types of roof ice melt wire, and they each work differently. Salt is cheap to use but can be harmful to your plants and animals. Calcium chloride is not safe for people and plants. Magnesium chloride is also NOT safe for people and animals, and it’s even more expensive than calcium chloride.

With this we hope you got an answer to your question- will ice melt damage my roof?

​​It’s best to keep rock salt out of your roof entirely. Not only is it corrosive, but it can also damage plants, animals, and the environment. 

As a replacement for rock salt on your roof or driveway, try Safe Thaw instead. It’s an eco-friendly ice melter that melts stubborn ice and snow without harming your vegetation or pets. Safe Thaw doesn’t have all the harmful chemicals in traditional ice-melting products.

Eco-Friendly, Corrosion-Free Ice Melt For Roofs

Safe Thaw is a non-toxic, eco-friendly ice melt on roof shingles for roofs. Safe Thaw is made of minerals that will not corrode metal.

It won’t damage your roof or any other material on your property. Safe Thaw is non-corrosive to most roofing materials —including aluminum and galvanized steel. It also won’t harm plants or animals when used as directed.

Safe For Your Roof

Safe Thaw is a safe ice melter roof for most plants and animals. 

It is also safe for the roof of your home. 

The product does not cause corrosion on metal roofs (even if left sitting). However, we recommend cleaning up any residue after use. Safe Thaw’s unique formula causes no damage to gutters or driveways either!

Safe Thaw is a special substance to safely thaw your frozen roof. It’s made from minerals found in volcanic remains, and it’s completely safe for your plants, animals, and people—as well as the environment.

I hope this article has helped you understand the pros and cons of different ice melt products. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us!

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