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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:30:00 AM
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
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:49:00 PM
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
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:26:00 PM
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
Thursday, January 23, 2014 1:05:00 PM
Roof and Ridge Vents Serve a Purpose
One of the most common ideas in ice dam prevention is that roof ventilation is required. The idea is that if the attic is cool the snow will not melt. So roof venting pulls in 'cool' air from the soffits or Read More
Sunday, March 17, 2013 9:03:00 AM
Strange Ice Dam Prevention Idea in Wales, Wisconsin
I was in a neighborhood in Wales, WI recently and observed a strange attempt at ice dam prevention. It involved covering the gutter with a sheet metal strip to prevent water from entering the Read More