Ice Dams

Roof Heat Cable Calculator – Estimate Length & Cost of Ice Dam Heating Cables

If snow and ice accumulate on your roof, heating cables are an easy and effective to solution to eliminate (melt) the ice dams before they cause major damage.

Use this calculator to estimate the cost and length of heat cables for your home, based on your roof length and overhang width.

Roof Length:

ft.

Valley Length (optional):

ft.

Overhang Width:

6″ – 12″
12″ – 18″
18″ – 24″
24″ – 30″
30″ – 36″
36″ – 42″
42″ – 48″

De-Ice Gutters:

No
Yes

Roof Type:

Asphalt Shingles
Metal
Rubber / Low Slope

Region (US Only):

National Avg.
New England
Mid Atlantic
South Atlantic
E.S.
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How To Fight Ice Damming – Best Roof Deicing

Roof Snow Melt SystemOne of the best roof ice melt systems that provides effective protection against ice damming is Perfectly Clear by Calorique.

Having been a roofer in Massachussetts 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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Ice Dam Prevention: 10 Best Products To Protect Your Roof

Holy Ice DamsHave 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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