Ice Dams & Ice Melting

Don2222 Posted By Don2222, Feb 16, 2011 at 3:45 AM

  1. doubledip

    doubledip
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    Just got 10" of snow dumped on us here in SE Michigan. I’ll be going out to rake the roof in an effort to impede any ice damming.
     
  2. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz
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    Same here, and yet another coming through tonight.
    I'll lt it up there. Another advantage to having ventilation and a vented soffit, anything damming melt off, off the gutter will merely run out the vented soffit. ;-)
     
  3. Don2222

    Don2222
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    Hello Hogwildz

    Yes you are correct, I have proof of that! Luckily the strip vent is letting the water out! See icicles!!
     

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  4. Hogwildz

    Hogwildz
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    LOL, better to run out the soffit vent, than back to the wall and down inside it.
    Either way, it happens.
    My addition is a breezeway I am making into living space. There is no heat in there yet, and no insulation in the ceiling yet. But as the ice melts during the day and refreezes at the gutter, it dams up.
    So it sometimes cannot be avoided, accept to tear the gutter down. There is no heat at all in those rooms yet.
     
  5. Don2222

    Don2222
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    Hello

    Here is a house with walls that are 2x12 not 2x6 with triple pane not double pane windows. It makes a difference!

    http://www.fourthickwalls.net./
     

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