Simple DIY Ice Dam Prevention for Your Home

Snow. Ice. Sleet. Shovel. That seems to be the course of events for most of us this winter, but one thing that often gets overlooked until it becomes a problem are ice dams.

Snow. Ice. Sleet. Shovel. That seems to be the course of events for most of us this winter, but one thing that often gets overlooked until it becomes a problem are ice dams.

Yes, ice dams are one of the biggest pains of home ownership in colder areas during the winter months. I have experienced it first hand where my gutters got so filled with ice that when the snow melted it found its way into my home and caused some serious damage to my ceilings and dry wall. Zero fun.

This video from MetLife shares a super simple way of making a DIY ice dam prevention tool. In fact I’m on my way to the store to make some now. Check out the video above and save yourself from having to deal with the wrath of ice dams in your home.

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David Marine is the Vice President of Brand Engagement for Coldwell Banker where he oversees the brand’s content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While Vice President by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

5 Comments

  1. Paula Young
    February 5, 2014

    How timely….as the ice falls off in huge chunks from my roof. Thanks, David!

    Reply
  2. rebbrann
    February 6, 2014

    How often do the socks need to be replaced?

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    February 6, 2014

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  4. Confused
    February 17, 2014

    It looked easy to get them on the porch roof. How do you get the things on the 2nd floor roof?

    Reply

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