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Old 02-03-13, 03:58 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by MN Renovator View Post
Fix the air from your house that is getting into the attic, be sure to get enough insulation up there, and ensure proper venting. Then get rid of the heat cables. Cost for melting roof ice, removed.
This is true even in hard core serious snow country. I had a house in Houghton, MI that had ice dam problems when I bought it. After fixing the heat loss, the ice dams were gone. Even with several feet of snow on the roof.
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