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Old 10-03-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Ice Dams Form At Corners of Roof Only??

Last winter, I noticed that my house was developing ice dams at the corners of the roof only. I have read many sources suggesting that ice damming is caused when the inside/attic temperature is higher than the outside temperature which causes the snow to melt and run down to the eave. Since the soffit is not above the conditioned space of the house, the water then freezes at the roof line.

When ice dams form, do they usually do so at the corners of the house? Can anyone think of a reason as to why this may be occurring?



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Old 10-03-2008, 04:30 PM   #2
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You may be losing heat into the attic from the walls.


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