Tips & Tricks

Pipe & Duct Insulation

Think Outside Your Home

Pipe & Duct Insulation Image 1

Winter weather may leave you wanting to hunker down and stay inside – but don’t neglect your home’s exterior, especially the roof.

Ice dams—ridges of solid ice that build up along the eaves of your roof—can damage gutters, shingles and siding, and can let water leak into your home. If you see ice dams or icicles hanging from your roof, use a long-handled roof rake to remove fresh snow from the edges of your roof to prevent more ice from accumulating. You can also try placing calcium chloride ice melter onto dams to melt through the ice and get water flowing in the gutters.

A more permanent fix is to install Frost King Electric Roof Cable Kits once winter is over. These electric heat cables, which are installed in a zigzag pattern just above the gutter, heat up to melt surrounding ice, providing a path for water to run into your gutter. Watch our video for a step-by-step DIY installation tutorial.

View All Tips&Tricks