A Blog Dedicated To Roof and Gutter Ice Dam Prevention

DC Flex Ice Dam System Digital Controller 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:59:00 AM
DC Flex Digital Controller Makes For Easy Roof Ice Dam System Operation Many customers wonder about the best way to operate their roof ice dam prevention system. Whether to use a switch for on/off operation or a automated controller to end the... read more
 

Victorian Home Receives Ice Dam Prevention Upgrade 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Friday, January 29, 2016 9:40:00 AM
Poorly performing zig zag heat tape system For years this home suffered from a poorly designed heat cable system using the zig zag method. While these were the commercial style of self regulating heat tape, the zig zag installation meant a lot of ... read more
 

What Difference Is There In Ice Dam Prevention Products? 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Saturday, March 21, 2015 3:16:00 PM
What are the different types of ice dam prevention systems available on the market? There are different types of systems for ice dam prevention. They range from zig zag heat tape strewn on the roof to advanced thermally conductive materials that... read more
 

New England Winter Leads to Severe Ice Dam Problems 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Wednesday, February 25, 2015 9:24:00 PM
The winter of 2014/2015 has meant severe ice dams for many New England residents! It just doesn't seem to end. Snow, cold, more snow, more cold. Watching the Weather Channel, the commentator said they were looking forward to the warm up when it... read more
 

Operating Guidelines for WI Ice Dam Prevention Systems 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Friday, January 9, 2015 12:50:00 PM
Operating Guidelines for your Wisconsin Ice Dam Prevention System. We have recently updated and expanded our operating guidelines for the systems we install in Wisconsin. Included is preseason testing, controller operation, seasonal operation, and... read more
 

Ice Dam Prevention on Cedar Roof in Wales, Wisconsin 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Thursday, January 1, 2015 2:39:00 PM
Custom Ice Dam Prevention System on a Cedar Shingle Roof in Wales, Wisconsin. We were recently hired to provide ice dam prevention for a customer in Wales, Wisconsin. The project involved three locations which built up with ice and caused leaking.... read more
 

Do It Your Self Ice Dam Prevention System 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:57:00 PM
Home Owner Do-It-Yourself attempt at an ice dam prevention sytsem. The street looked familiar as I pulled onto. Sure enough, I had already estimated an ice dam prevention system on this street. In fact, it was right across the street from the house ... read more
 

Do hardwire heat cables need to be ground fault protected? 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:24:00 PM
Self regulating heat cables need ground fault protection! Whether you are plugging heat cables into an outlet or hard wiring them to a junction box, heat cables require ground fault protection. This is for the safety of the structure and its... read more
 

Are Zig Zag Heat Cables Effective for Ice Dam Prevention? 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Friday, November 28, 2014 5:39:00 PM
Can the heat cables I purchase at my hardware store or big box store effectively solve my roof ice dams? It might seem a little strange, but I pay attention to heat cable systems on roofs of homes and businesses. Most are easy to spot because of... read more
 

Ice Dam Prevention on metal roof in Hartland, Wisconsin 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Sunday, November 23, 2014 7:21:00 AM
Standing Seam Metal Roof receives an Ice Dam Prevention System featuring VersaScreen IceBlaster Heated Gutter Guards and EMS Heated Valley Panels. Sawvell Roofing and Siding of Oconomowoc WI brought in WI Ice Dam Solutions to install our heated... read more
 

New Youtube videos for Ice Dam Prevention thermostats 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Monday, September 15, 2014 2:36:00 PM
WI Ice Dam Solutions Youtube Channel You are now able to view installation and operation videos at our Youtube channel. Controller operation is discussed at length and how to for installation and settings is demonstrated. This is the first... read more
 

Concealed Ice Dam Prevention System 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Tuesday, April 29, 2014 9:19:00 PM
Release Date 4/29/14 We are proud to post an update to our ice dam prevention products offer - the IceBlaster EMS Hidden Heat. This great product features a single cable run that can have different heat outputs making it suitable for different... read more
 

What Can Be Done to Prevent Ice Dams? 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:41:00 PM
What can be done to prevent ice dams? Ice dam prevention falls under two categories. 1) Treating the causes and 2) Treating the symptoms. Sometimes the solution requires a combination of both. Understanding why the ice dam is forming is critical to ... read more
 

I Have Added More Insulation, Why Am I Still Having Ice Dams? 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:16:00 AM
More insulation alone won't prevent ice dams. We were recently called to a home for leaking from ice dams. The winter of 2013/14 saw unusually cold temps with slightly above average snowfall. This led to a lot of ice dams on homes and businesses. A ... read more
 

How to operate the AS Digital Thermostat Controller 

Posted by Greg Bublitz Thursday, February 20, 2014 1:52:00 PM
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
 
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