Posts From February, 2014

How to operate the AS Digital Thermostat Controller

For the best performance of your heat cable and radiant roof edge ice dam prevention system, it is a good idea to have the heat cable system on at temperatures that they will be most effective. This means that they should be on as it approaches... read more

Are All Winter Time Roof Leaks Caused By Ice Dams?

We recently visited the home of a daughter of one of our customers. Our company had installed an ice dam prevention system in Franklin for this customer and his daughter reached out to us with a water damaged ceiling around a skylight. That is what... read more

Do Ice Dam Prevention Systems have to be visible to be effective

Are ugly zig zag heat cables or the radiant metal panels at the roof edge necessary to prevent ice dams? For so many years, zig zag heat tape was all that could be done on the outside to prevent ice dams. And, they really didn't work that well.... read more

Does zig zag heat tape prevent ice dams?

DOES ZIG ZAG HEAT TAPE PREVENT ICE DAMS? HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? It really depends on the amount of snow and temperatures. If you live in an area that rarely gets more than 3-4 inches of snow at a time and the snow doesn't pile up on the roof, then... read more