Scraping ice off your roof is almost impossible. Once ice forms, it adheres to the surfaces on your roof and you will not be able to scrape it away without removing shingles and flashing from your roof. This is something you do not want to do. One of the best ways to combat excessive ice on your roof is to install a heating cable that will melt the ice that builds up on your roof. A heating cable is a great way to prevent damage from occurring from ice buildup. You can hire a professional that will install a cable that will either create constant levels of low heat (automatic) or that you can turn on and off manually to blast away ice when it accumulates on your roof.
Roof Heating Cables Protect Gutters
Another reason to install a roof heating cable is to protect your home's gutter system. Often the snow that accumulates on your roof will melt quickly when the sun is out. Because many roofs are darl color, they attract sunlight and heat up. This heat will melt snow and send it running down your roof and into gutters. However, when the sun goes down temperatures may again drop below freezing. Water will then freeze in your gutters and downspouts. Because this frozen water is never exposed to direct sunlight, it can take weeks to fully melt away and your gutters will be blocked. When the gutters are blocked, more and more water will accumulate and freeze. This extra weight can cause your entire gutter system to come crashing down. Hiring a professional to install a roof heating cable around your gutter system will prevent this problem.
Who We Are and Why We're Better
In selecting Conlon Exteriors for your next home improvement project you will have chosen a company whose name has been trusted on Long Island for over 17 years. You can have complete confidence in our experience and capability to do the job on time, with excellence, and according to plans and specifications. All our workmanship and labor is guaranteed for 5 Years in addition to the superior product warranties from manufacturers such as GAF, Owens Corning, Tamko, Royal Woodland, Anderson, Certainteed, Alside just to name a few.
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