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Old 02-17-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Mobile home roof ice build up


I have a 1970 Mobile Home and live in a area where it is cold and a lot of snow and ice. We always hve ice buildup on the mobile home. we were wondering if it would be possible to put a roof heat tape on to prevent ice buildup.
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Where are you located?????


Roof heat tape sounds like a very bad idea to me. LOL it really does.

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Roof heat tape sounds like a very bad idea to me. LOL it really does.

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http://www.roofrake.com/Productpages/roofrakemenu.asp

Roof rake and the sun would be your best option. this is s a single wide trailer correct?
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Roof rake and the sun would be your best option. this is s a single wide trailer correct?

Single Thanks anyway. Racking is a little hard for us we are almost 70 yeaars old. But thanks anyway. Any other ideas.
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Heat tape is a good way to avoid the build up of ice on a trailer roof.
What works better over the long term is having a roof truss system installed over the top of the existing one.

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