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An Easy Fix To Melt Ice From Your Roof Quickly

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If you’ve ever had ice on your roof, you know how much of a pain in the neck it can be. It can lead to leaks and even structural damage, but luckily there are several ways to melt ice off your roof. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best methods for melting ice from your roof (including using Safe Paw) and some things to consider when choosing the right one for your home.

In-roof heating cable

The in-roof heating cable is a thin, flexible cable laid in the roof space and connected to an electrical supply. This system works by passing electricity through the cables, which heats them up. A thermostat turns on when it senses freezing temperatures and switches off as soon as it stops detecting cold weather. 

However, one disadvantage of this system is that it is expensive to install compared with other methods because they require extensive wiring work inside your walls (which adds up). Another issue is that if you live where winters aren’t harsh, there might not be much need for in-roof systems.

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Heat Mats

Heat mats are not as effective as in-roof heating cables, so they’re best used in milder climates. They can be dangerous if they overheat, so you should take precautions like using thermal sensors and ensuring the mat is connected to a thermostat before you install it. These precautions will help ensure that the heat from your roof does not damage the building underneath or start a fire!

Salt/ Chemical-deicers

It’s important to note that while using salt or a chemical de-icer on your roof is one way of removing ice, there are some dangers associated with doing so. Using salt/chemical deicer on your roof can cause damage to the shingle’s aluminum acetate, which will result in having to have them replaced. They can cause damage to your gutters and downspouts, which will result in having to have them replaced. 

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Chemical-free ice melt

Safe Paw is a chemical-free compound that can melt ice on your roof quickly, effectively, and safely. It’s a granular de-icer that’s made of naturally occurring minerals and doesn’t contain any chloride or sodium compounds. It’s safe for concrete patios and driveways, but it also melts snow quickly without damaging the underlying surface. 

Conclusion

The best way to deal with ice on your roof is to clear it off before it freezes. If your snow and ice are already frozen, you can still remove them by scraping them with a shovel and then melting the remaining ice with Safe Paw.

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