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How to Get Rid of Ice Dams

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.

Anatomy of an ice dam (illustration)

The perfect conditions for ice dams are large amounts of snow and temperatures in the teens and twenties, which is what we're expected to have this week.

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Ice Dams: How to Beat Them

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.

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Stopping Ice Dams

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 Prevent Ice Dams, and What to Do If You Get Them

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. | Photo: Norman Pogson/Alamy | thisoldhouse.com

How to Get Rid of Ice Dams

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

Tips for removing ice dam from Traveler's Insurance:  Key to preventing is keeping roof and attic as cool as the outside air.  Adding insulation, installing roof vents and closing air leaks around any places where lights, pipes, or other fixtures penetrate the ceiling are the usual step.    If replace roof, install a waterproof barrier under the shingles at the roof's edge to prevent water penetration if an ice dam forms.

What is an ice dam? How can you help remove ice dams from your roof? Learn how to tell if you have an ice dam, and get tips on removing ice dams, from Travelers.

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If you have persistent ice dams, and other solutions are difficult to implement, don't hesitate to use deicing cables. They are inexpensive and easy to install if you have an outside outlet nearby.

How to Prevent Ice Dams With Deicing Cables

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.

Quick Ice Dam Cure Fill the leg of discarded pair of panty hose with a calcium chloride ice melter. Lay the hose onto the roof so it crosses the ice dam and overhangs the gutter. If necessary, use a long-handled garden rake or hoe to push it into position. Or lay a loaf of french bread on the roof as seen in the picture.

Quick Ice Dam Cure

Put ice melt (calcium chloride) in pantyhose and place on the roof. This will melt those ice dams and prevent damage to your home

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Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house.

How to Get Rid of Ice Dams

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How to Prevent 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.

How to Prevent Ice Dams

How to Prevent 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.

How to Prevent Ice Dams & How to Beef Up Attic Insulation

How to Beef Up Attic Insulation

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to super-insulate an attic

Why Do Ice Dams Cause Mold? | This article explains what an ice dam is and why you should be aware of the mold problems they cause!

Even Our President Has Ice Damning Issues! This article explains how thermal imaging pinpointed the ice damning issues in our President's home.

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