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Broadus Insurance provides advice on how to remove a roof ice dam


March 14, 2019

Removing an ice dam from your roof immediately after spotting the signs is very important to prevent damage to your home. One way to remove an ice dam is to melt it using calcium chloride.

Step 1. Using a roof rake, remove snow 3-4 feet from the edge of your roof, being careful not to damage the roof covering.

Step 2. Use a calcium chloride ice melt product readily available. Do not use rock salt or sodium chloride, which can damage your roof.

Step 3. Fill a tube of cloth, a nylon stocking works well, with the calcium chloride.

Step 4. Safely place and position the calcium chloride-filled...

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