Heating line on roof

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  1. Sep 25, 2019 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    Last year, I had an ice dam about 6''-12'' thick. The problem was lack of insulation in an area around the place where the ice dam occurred. That has since been fixed.
    I have a low sloped mansard roof. Should I put up a heat line to prevent an ice dam, or should I be good?
     
  2. Sep 26, 2019 #2

    nealtw

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    Do you have venting to take the heat away from the top of the wall. I think you might want the heat just for insurance.
     
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