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Prevent Winter Water Damage with Frost King's Roof De-Icing Kits

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The northeast and the midwest have both had their share of snow this year. When businesses and schools close here, you know it's serious. We don't want to drive through it. We don't want to shovel our way out of it. None of us want to think about what could be happening above our heads if we didn't clean out the gutters last year. It's hard to get around snow and ice this time of year. If it's making the drive to work or even the walk around the block difficult, think about what it's doing to your rooftop. If your gutters are clogged, snow and ice dams could leak into your home. If you haven't cleaned your gutters and installed heat cables to prevent disaster, there's little time to climb up there and save your roof. The longer you wait, the bigger the problem. Late last summer, we showed you how to clean gutters to prevent water damage. By the end of fall, we showed you how to install heat cables to prevent ice dams. Each post includes handy tips and step-by-step instructions to help you complete this DIY project without any further delays. Our very own handy guys podcasters Paul and Brian show you how to install Frost King's roof de-icing kit where ice dams and icicles form. Roof and gutter de-icing cables prevent ice from building up, even during sub-zero weather. This allows ice to melt and move from your rooftop shingles to your gutters. That water flow reduces the likelihood of roof leaks and shingle damage from hard-packed snow and ice dams. It also prevents heavy buildup, which damages gutters. Frost King carries electric roof cables kits in lengths from 30' to 200', each powered by 120V with 7 Watts per foot. These kits come with complete roof cable instructions. These kits are specifically made for inclined roofs with tab shingles. So that your roof cables respond to changing conditions, you may need Frost King's RS-2 Roof Sentry. If you have questions about Frost King's electric roof cables kits or other winterization products, please view our FAQs, call us at 1-800-299-5700 or send us a message.

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