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Old 11-13-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Electric tracing on roof?


I put in a gutter guard system this spring( has 1/8th inch hole pattern) for my troughs... Was wondering if I now should electric heat trace the gutters and roof line so that ice and snow don't form overtop. Any thoughts or advice?

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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You don't say where you are. If you have proper soffitt/ridge vents installed, melting from underneath should not be an issue. Melting from above by the sun is beyond our control. We generally have mild winters, but I have not had an ice dam issue since I installed soffitt/ridge vents.

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Old 11-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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I live up in London Ontario... We get quite the winters
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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Need two differant ones. One goes on the roof the other goes inside the gutters.
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