Friday, March 15, 2013 7:48:00 AM
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
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:16:00 PM
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
Monday, March 11, 2013 9:59:00 PM
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
Monday, March 11, 2013 9:12:00 PM
Ice Dam Prevention System installed on the Blue Mound Golf and County Club in Wauwatosa, WI.
Wisconsin Ice Dam Solutions was contracted to install a copper clad heat panel system to prevent ice dam build up that plagued this historic country club Read More
Thursday, March 7, 2013 9:30:00 AM
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
Monday, March 4, 2013 8:09:00 PM
Roof Top Snow and Ice Dam Removal
Prevention is the best method to mitigate the damage roof and gutter ice dams cause. Unfortunately, ice dams can creep up on us. Before you know it, severe damage with water dripping in where we don't want it. What Read More
Monday, March 4, 2013 7:24:00 AM
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
Saturday, March 2, 2013 6:56:00 PM
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
Friday, February 15, 2013 8:59:00 PM
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
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 2:27:00 PM
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
Thursday, January 31, 2013 9:52:00 AM
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
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 8:24:00 PM
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
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 4:42:00 PM
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
Monday, January 28, 2013 8:04:00 AM
WI Ice Dam Solutions to offer ice dam solutions to Washington County Residents!
Wisconsin Ice Dam Solutions will have a booth at the upcoming Washington County Builders Association 2013 Home Building and Remodeling Expo. Look for us there February Read More
Monday, January 21, 2013 7:55:00 PM
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
Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:34:00 AM
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
Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:53:00 AM
Come visit our Ice Dam Solutions booth!
You can find us near the west entrance at booth 1110. This year's show is February 7-10 at the WI State Fair Park Expo Center (West Allis, WI). We have a limited availability of complimentary tickets Read More
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 9:24:00 AM
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
Thursday, January 3, 2013 11:41:00 AM
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
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 12:44:00 PM
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