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Old 02-01-2011, 08:24 PM   #16
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Jim F. is correct, there's not a thing you can do until the ice thaws. In the past I tried salt, heat guns, etc. there's simply nothing out there that will melt the ice enough to make a difference.

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Keep the snow off the lower portion of the roof and let the sun do its job since it is getting warmer and the days are getting shorter.

Plan on replacing the insulation since it may be clogged with dust plus, if fiberglass gets wet, it does not dry out in place without agitation and the insulation value (so called R-value) takes a dramtic nosedive (50%?) with as little as 1/2 to 1% moisture held in the fiberglass and dust. FG does not do much to prevent air movement, such as cellulose does to prevent it.

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