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Old 03-03-2015, 08:04 AM   #1
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de-icing roof

Anyone every use de-icing cables on the roof? and if so how do you run the cable front to back or side to side. I don't know how warm they get or if it would damage the roof. Looking for other options for roof clearing to.

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Old 03-03-2015, 08:33 AM   #2
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No experience here but it sounds like a bad idea. Why do you want to de-ice?
Can't wait for spring??
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:38 AM   #3
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just worried about weight. It just will not warm up in N.E. Pa.
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Here one thread about snow on roof.....many more if you put "snow on roof" in search above

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Old 03-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #5
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I'd not be concerned with snow load.
I'd be more concerned with adding what you suggest.


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Old 03-03-2015, 09:11 AM   #6
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just worried about weight. It just will not warm up in N.E. Pa.
Use a small step ladder and a roof rake. Pull gently so as to not damage any plastic roof vents which become brittle in the cold. You don't need to take it all off, just enough to lighten the stress loads. Just sayin'
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Use a small step ladder and a roof rake. Pull gently so as to not damage any plastic roof vents which become brittle in the cold. You don't need to take it all off, just enough to lighten the stress loads. Just sayin'
What he said! Good luck!!
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Throw some heat on in the thing couple of days worth of heat will soften the ice up so it pulls right off.
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A swimming pool brush on an extension pole works great for removing snow on the roof. It does not damage the roof or the various vents attached to the roof.
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Here is a photo of a solution to your problem. I took it during the Summer because the snow is too deep there during the Winter.
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