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Ice Dam Prevention- Choose The Right Product

Ice Melt That Is Roof Safe

What’s an ice dam. It is that lining of ice on your roof that is formed due to colder borders and warmer centers. It prevents the melted water on the top of your roof from falling down, thereby forming a dangerous pool of water on the top of your building.

It’s dangerous because the accumulated water can seep into your house damaging your walls and ceiling. This in turn can result in the formation of mold and mildews. These can wreak havoc on your lungs. Using a safe ice melt for roofs is the best way to prevent ice dams. 

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Let us find out more about ice dams and how to avoid them.

Preventing Ice Dam Formations

Use A Salt-free Ice Melt

Before a storm, lay down a thin layer, then another light layer during the storm. As snow falls, the salt dissolves in the water, making it easier to shovel or otherwise remove the snow and ice. It’s not fairy dust, which is sprinkled on top of the snow to make it vanish. Safe Paw is a nontoxic snow and ice melter that provides a natural, safe ice melt. Use an ice melt that is concrete-safe and roof-safe. Using a chemical-based ice melt can damage your roof, its nails, and shingles. If you’re wondering whether your favorite ice melt that contains calcium chloride is safe, it’s not. Is magnesium chloride safe? The answer remains the same, No. You get it.

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Eco Friendly Ice Melt

Using A Snow Rake

To properly remove additional snow or ice, use a rake. It will clear the water accumulated on the roof and modify the temperature on the roof’s outside. Shovels or other sharp tools need to be avoided for clear ice blockages. It would be a tedious task that would result in more roof damage. 

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Close The Air Leaks

Air leaks are the leading cause of heat loss via the roof, resulting in ice dams. Homeowners can look for air leaks in the following locations: 

  • Around windows and light fixtures, there are cracks. 
  • Around the chimney, there are openings. 
  • Access hatches and other ceiling holes, as well as the space between the roof and plumbing pipes

Add Insulation

Regularly inspecting your insulation will allow you to determine when it needs to be changed or when the amount you presently have should be increased. Homes should have 12-14 inches of fiberglass or cellulose insulation, according to most building requirements. 

Improve The Ventilation On The Roof

Additional ventilation will provide a layer of protection by drawing in cold air and flushing out warm attic air. Vents and ventilation strips will aid in maintaining a consistent, cool temperature on your roof.


When it comes to eliminating ice dams, the only way to do it correctly — and without damaging your roof shingles — is to use an ice melt that is concrete-safe and roof-safe. Hence, get a chloride-free, natural, environment-friendly ice melt for your roof and avoid ice dams while keeping everyone safe. It is safe, effective, and gives 72 hours of protection to your roof.

Gaia Enterprises Inc. delivers 100% pet-safe and environmentally friendly winter products. Safe Paw, our flagship product, is the #1 selling pet-safe ice melt that does not harm pets, safe if ingested, and safe on all types of concrete.

Other Ice Melt Products

Safe Thaw

Imagine an ice melt you can put down and never worry about. It won’t harm pets, kids and your property. That’s Safe Thaw. Unlike anything else on the market, Safe Thaw can change how winter affects our planet.

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Traction Magic

Stay safe on slippery surfaces with a product that’s 100% natural and safe for pets, people, and your property. Use Traction Magic on sidewalks, steps, or as instant traction for your car.

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