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Old 07-10-2010, 10:02 AM   #1
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Electric Coils to prevent ice back-up

I had ice back-up this past spring which caused a leak in the moulding of my front bow window. I've been told that having the electric coils installed on the roof and in the gutters would prevent this from happening again in the future. I would like some feedback on this - and anything I may need to know (tips, etc.) that would help in picking the right brand, installation procedures, precautions, etc. Thank you.


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Old 07-13-2010, 04:18 PM   #2
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The electric coils installed on the roof will help, but are a bandaid approach. With proper insulation of the attic and proper ventilation of the roof, this should eliminate the need for the warming cables. http://reliableamerican.us/articles/...ice-daming.htm

Did you clean the gutters before the winter? That is always a big help.


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