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Old 04-08-2019, 07:57 AM   #1
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Suggestions For Heat Tape Under A Metal Roof


In the process of an addition here in Vt. the roof pitch is pretty flat and the homeowner already has an issue with ice damning.... i used some heat tape from Home depot at my house and its not great...was looking for alternatives or possibly applying something under the standing seam...
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Insulation! The best solution to ice dams is insulation and ventilation for the roof. Heat tape is the best alternative I know of (when installed correctly), but it's treating the symptoms not the underlying cause.

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The whole roof has a cold roof system on it over stress skins... He has had ice damming for a while, the metal stays cold it is very well insulated with great venting
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Maybe this would work under the pans. Heats reptile enlosures extremely well....

http://www.reptilebasics.com/heat-tape
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