Ice Dams

2023 Roof Ice Melt Systems Installation, Costs, Options

If too much ice accumulates on your roof, not only is it a safety hazard, but it can also damage your roof and gutters.

One way to prevent this problem is by investing in a roof ice melt system.

Gutter and roof heating systems are designed to quickly and effectively melt the ice that builds up on your roof.

To get started on your project, contact your local roofing pros for FREE ESTIMATES!

What’s An Ice Dam?

If you live in an area where it snows a lot, you’ve probably already experienced issues with ice dams.

When heavy snow builds up on your roof, it melts during the day but then freezes again when the temperature drops at night.

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Roof Heating Cable Prices, Options, Benefits (2024)

Roof Heating Cable Calculator estimates the cost and length of heat cables for your home, based on your roof length and overhang width.

If snow and ice accumulate on your roof, installing a roof heat cable is an easy and effective solution to melt the ice dams before they cause major damage.

How To Estimate Roof Heat Cable Length

heating cables for roofYou will need to measure your roof eaves (horizontal roof edge where gutters are attached) – this will be the value of “Roof Length”. Enter this into the calculator.

If you have valleys with ice dam problems, also include total length of valley, where you will install the cable.

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How To Fight Ice Damming – Best Roof Deicing

One of the best roof ice melt systems that provides effective protection against ice damming is Perfectly Clear by Calorique.

Having been a roofer in Massachusetts for over 12 years, I have seen pretty much every ice dam prevention product out there.

Most don’t work, but of the ones that do, Perfectly Clear has superior features and performance.

This is a relatively new system, that has become available only about 10 years ago. When I first saw it in action, I was very excited!

Here are its specs, installation and operating costs, as well advantages over other snow melting systems for roofs.

Ice dam solutions: long vs.

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Top Ice Dam Prevention Products Prices & Reviews (2024)

Have you noticed large icicles forming along the eaves of your roof? This may be a sign that your roof may be at risk for ice dams and all the associated damage that they bring.

Problems with an ice dam roof can vary greatly: from torn off gutters and falling shingles to peeling paint, ruined flooring and stained ceilings, if the water gets into the house.

Another highly undesirable consequence is wet attic insulation, which will likely loose its R value, and cause serious mold issues.

To avoid all of these potential troubles, it is essential to focus on preventing ice dams.

If you are a DIY inclined homeowner, you can buy and install most of these products yourself,

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