Re: Manserd Roof & Ice Issues
I'm hearing this: you don't have classic ice-damming which causes interior damage, but rather you have your gutters freezing solid with ice and the melt runoff then drips and freezes along the base of the building.
It's really hard to keep an exposed metal gutter from freezing. You could try binding a heat cable to it and keeping it on during the day; same would hold for the downspouts, as they can freeze solid too (what's worse is they also split apart from the expansion).
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