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Your’Re Thawing Your Roof All Wrong


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When you’re working on your roof, it’s easy to think that you know what you’re doing. After all, you’ve done it a thousand times before, right? But let me tell you: if you don’t know how to thaw your roof correctly, then you might as well be throwing money away. And worse than that, it could end up costing you more in the long run. Why? Because if you don’t do it right, then all those leaks or cracks in your roof aren’t going to get fixed. And then all of those nice things like rain and snow will just come pouring into your house—and that is not fun for anyone! If you’re thinking about whether we’ll be discussing roof ice melt cable installation. Well, yes. We will discuss that too.

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Safe Thaw

Safe Thaw was created as the ice management solution for tough winter environments. Ideal in commercial and industrial properties, shops, government agencies, bridges, and construction.

Use A Chemical-Free Ice Melt

Is ice melt dangerous? Not all ice melt products are dangerous. You may already be familiar with the dangers of using salt and chemicals on your roof.

Safe Thaw has natural ingredients that comprise unique surfactants. It is a urea-modified product that is unlike any other in the market because of its safety for humans and pets. It also has ice-melting boosters that cut through the icy layer, making it easy for you to clear your roof. It contains special glycols.

Don’t Put It 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.

Apply 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.

What To Do In Case Of Roof Ice Melt Cable Installation

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.

Avoid Corners Of The Roof.

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.

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If you’re a homeowner, you probably know what happens when the weather turns cold: you start to worry about the roof. The roof is an essential part of your home, so it makes sense that you would want to make sure it stays in good condition year-round. We hope now you know the right way of thawing your roof.

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

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The handy disposable canister can be taken everywhere, with the same 100% naturally occurring minerals that provide instant traction on ice or snow. Use it on sidewalks, steps, or as an instant traction agent for your car.

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