Ice Jams On Roof

United States
@webeishere (36459)
January 4, 2008 11:18am CST
Ice jam on my roof - one of many ice jams formed from the thawing temps lately
Okay one other thing I hate about the thawing temperatures is the melting of snow on the roofs causing ice jams. I usually try to remove the snow off the roof when possible. I climbed up on my roof yesterday trying to remove the snow but it was too slippery. I nearly fell. So I have to wait and hope it doesn't cause any damage. I am going to look for a snow rake tomorrow for the removal in the future of the snow. What I do is I buy the cheap pantyhose at the dollar store then get some ice melt salt pellets. I place the salt inside the pantyhose tying off the end. then I spread this out across the edge of the roof so it melts the snow & ice. What tips do you have or know to prevent ice jams? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~