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How do I avoid ice dams on the roof of my house?

My house received serious water damage last winter from ice dams and I want to avoid that this year, what would the best course of preventative action be?

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    Sam Gibson Jan 14, 2016

    Mark, great question about how to avoid ice dams on your roof during the cold winter months. My parents also had ice dams on their roof, they had a pretty low slope, I believe it was a 4/12 pitch. I think they found out that they didn't have any ice and water shield installed on the eaves. I think they ended up calling a few licensed, bonded, and reputable roofing contractors to get bids. http://www.absoluteroofingfla.net/servic...

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