04:44PM | 01/19/11
Member Since: 10/12/06
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added 14" of insulation in my attic, had roof vents installed and I still get ice dams along the edge of my roof...why?


06:38AM | 01/20/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
634 lifetime posts
The heat from the sun is causing partial thaw then it refreezes because the heat doesn't last long enough. As long as the water isn't making it into the house don't worry about it. That's what that rubber membrane 6 ft up is to prevent leakage.


09:28PM | 02/10/11
Member Since: 11/10/06
138 lifetime posts
Yea,..don`t worry til your gutter and fascia are on the ground !!


03:35AM | 04/30/12
Member Since: 04/23/12
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I had a terrible time with ice dams this past winter, but I found this video on ice dam prevention and I'm going to try some of the tips next year; hopefully that will help.
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