Illustration of ice dam on home exterior - put pantyhose with calcium chloride ice melter in it to melt away the ice jam and create a path for the water.
Ice damming issues, leaks, pooling, ventilation congestion, lifting shingles For those who have leaks this pic is a good illustration of what's going on up there.
While winter seems lightyears away, it's never too soon to start preparing. Tips for preventing ice dams, plus fast fixes, and long-term repairs
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How to Get Rid of Ice Dams - Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house. Here are prevention tips, fast fixes, and long-term repairs from the pros at TOH
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Heat cables are a good solution to ice dam problems. They are inexpensive and easy to install if you have an outside outlet nearby. Photo Courtesy Of Easy Heat Inc.
Put ice melt (calcium chloride) in pantyhose and place on the roof. This will melt those ice dams and prevent damage to your home
Stay Ahead of Ice Dams
How to prevent ice dams! Ice dams cause leaks and water damage during the winter months. is a great way to help reduce and prevent the occurrence of ice dams.
Did you know that ice dams are dangerous and can harm your home? Learn all about ice dams and how to prevent them at HouseLogic.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to super-insulate an attic