Do Metal Roofs Prevent Ice Dams?

Can Metal Roofing Prevent Ice Dams? Residential metal roofing salesmen often promote that metal roofing products are a great way to prevent ice dams. They toute metal's ability to let the snow slide right off. The logic is 'no snow, no ice dams'. Read More
 

How Do I Get Rid of My Roof Ice Dam?

Roof and Gutter Ice Dams Are a Winter Menace! They can build so quickly and go unnoticed until it is too late. The water starts dripping in through the trim on the window. Or it shows up as a stain on the ceiling. The icicles dripping on the stairs Read More
 

Micro Mesh Gutter Guards and Ice Dams

Why do gutter guards have problems with ice dams and icicles? It is a common experience for customers in Northern climates to experience ice dams and severe icicle formation after installing gutter guards or gutter screens. The first response by Read More
 

IceBlaster Edge Melt System Concealed Ice Dam Prevention System

The end of unsightly zig zag heat tape on the roof! The old solution to ice dam problems was to string up some heat tape from the hardware store in a zig zag fashion on the roof edge. These were occasionally effective if the snow fall was less than Read More
 

Plugged Ridge Vent Doesn't Solve Ice Dam Issues

Roof Ventilation is a must! A real issue home owners face is proper roof ventilation. All roofing manufacturers require a roof to be ventilated. There are some exceptions with what are known as 'hot roofs' or insulated panels that comprise the Read More
 

Ice Dam Prevention on Wawautosa, Wisconsin Home

Roof and Gutter Ice Dam Prevention in Wauwatosa, WI We had been working with this Wauwatosa, WI customer for several years now. Initially, we had proposed a system before the front gable was added at the front entry. Prior, the gutter would drip Read More
 

Do Roof Heat Cable Systems Need Ground Fault Protection?

Roof Heat Cables and Ground Fault Protection It is important for all roof and gutter heat cable systems to be ground fault protected. This is whether the cables are exposed as in the typical zig zag roof heat cables commonly seen or they are Read More
 

Do Gutters Cause Ice Dams?

Gutters and Ice Dams One question that is often posed by homeowners is "Can I just take my gutters off to prevent ice dams?" The reasoning goes like this. The snow melts on the roof, runs down to the gutter, and refreezes there. If there is no Read More
 

Roof Ice Dam Prevention and Home Automation Systems

Efficient Roof and Gutter Ice Dam Prevention System Operation We are often asked about the best way to operate a roof and gutter ice dam prevention system. The simplest way is a light switch. Turn the system on when you want it to operate and off Read More
 

How Do I Operate My Heat Cable System?

How To Operate Your Roof or Gutter Heat Tape? Several individuals recently sought out WI Ice Dam Solutions for advice on how to operate their heat cables. What temperatures should they turn their roof heat cables on at? Should they let the ice dam Read More
 

IceBlaster Edge Melt System Promotional Giveaway

IceBlaster Edge Melt System Ice Dam Prevention System Promotional Giveaway! For a couple of years now, we have been doing selected installations with the VersaSceen IceBlaster Edge Melt System. We have been suprised at how effective it has been Read More
 

Condo Ice Dam Problem Solved

Icicles, Roof Ice Dams, Icy Driveway A resident of  North Lake, WI was having trouble at the entry to his condo and garage. The architecture led to winter problems with ice dams forming at the valleys and in the gutters. The roof ice dams built and Read More
 

Wisconsin Ice Dam Solutions on Facebook

Why should you follow us on Facebook? So many Facebook company pages just spew out the latest offer or hype their products. After a while, many just tune this out. We want you to be educated, informed and equipped to care for your home. We offer Read More
 

Beware - Roof Raking Can Cause Ice Dams

THE CURE BECOMES THE CAUSE! Often touted as a cure for ice dams, roof raking often creates ice dams in worse places. Roof raking accomplishes its best results when all of the snow can be removed from the roof. Only removing a portion of the snow Read More
 

VersaScreen IceBlaster Patent Pending Published

Amazing Ice Dam Prevention Gutter Guard After years of testing and research and an application with the US Patent Office, the VersaScreen IceBlaster patent application has been published - US 2012/0168419 A1.  VersaScreen IceBlaster was born out Read More
 

EDGE MELT SYSTEM Hidden Heat Successful Testing!

SUCCESSFUL TESTING OF ENERGY EFFICIENT ICE DAM PREVENTION! We previously blogged about our testing of a new ice dam prevention system that uses only one run of heat cable versus the two or three runs typically used in radiant roof edge ice dam Read More
 

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