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Old 01-07-2010, 04:54 PM   #1
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icyclesforming on my leaf guard gutters


I have a 1953 Cape Cod house. Last summer I had my roof redone, and leaf guard gutters installed. But this winter im noticing icycles forming on the outside of the gutter system. I have a cobra ridge vent installed at the gable of the roof. I have a soffit in the back of this house. What are your suggestions?

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:05 PM   #2
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Knock the icicles off with a broom.

Snow melts on the heated portion of the roof.

Did you have continuous Intake Ventilation added into both your front and rear soffits to create a balanced ventilation system and keep each of the individual rafter bays as cold cavities up till they hit past the knee-wall?

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:15 PM   #3
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Where are you located ?

Are they forming on both sides of the roof or just the South side?
My gutter filled up with snow from the last storm, partially melted & froze
So I have icicles on the South side from the Sun
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And leaf guards do nothing to prevent or reduce ice dams.

They are really not that good at keeping leaves out of the gutter either.
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And leaf guards do nothing to prevent or reduce ice dams.

They are really not that good at keeping leaves out of the gutter either.
Correct Dennis.

Except for a brand out there that manufactures a heated gutter cap. Never seen it in person or heard 1st hand on how practical and functional it was, so not recommendsation from me.

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Does anyone have any sugestions on how I can minimize the icycles from forming. I know we don't live in a perfect world. But I would like to at least try something. Right now I have a Cobra ridge vent system installed in my attic with a soffit that faces south in the back with vents. I have a raised roof in the back of the house. I think my soffits are block with insulation. Would it be wise to move some of the isulation from the back roof if possible? Also should I remove some the insulation in my attic were the front roof faces the knee wall? Would this help my front roof breathe better?

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