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IamSauerKraut t1_j5pbnym wrote

When ice is an issue for the roof, I toss up handfuls of rock salt just above the gutters. Trick I learned from Pepe. Has never failed me.


Naptime22 t1_j5po9r1 wrote

Why have I never thought of throwing salt up there? Brilliant!


hesh582 t1_j5phmgy wrote

This works well as long as you're not particularly attached to having plant life near the gutter drains.


IamSauerKraut t1_j5poqdt wrote

I don't go crazy with it, just enough to prevent ice dams or to poke holes in the ice dams to prevent water buildup (which adds weight to the roof or sometimes freezes) behind the ice dams.