Ice buildup or ice damming can create various problems. Homes and Commercial businesses must be able to keep entrance areas clear of falling ice. Falling icicles do not have to weigh several hundred pounds to cause harm. Another hazard is melt water dripping off a roof and freezing on entry walkways or stairs below, creating a significant slip hazard. Lastly, dripping roof water can refreeze on an entry surface, accumulating several inches in depth and block egress/panic doors from opening.
We typically see these problem areas associated with roof valley configurations. The solution is to install Bylin Roof Ice Melt valley and eave panel products. Once installed, a Bylin self regulating heater cable extends along gutters and downspouts to drain. The pictures show before and after photos of common problem areas.