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How to Treat and Prevent Ice Dams

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best ways to keep your roof and gutters free from those dreaded ice dams

In this video, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best ways to keep your roof and gutters free from those dreaded ice dams.

Steps:
1. To fight existing ice dams, try placing ice melt or rock salt in an old sock or a paper bag and toss it onto the dam, allowing for drainage.
2. To prevent future ice dams, look to increase insulation in attics and/or roof rafters.

 
 

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