Ice Build-Up on the Roof - November 5th 2002



Question from John in Cranbrook, B.C. -----

Shell,

I have had a problem with ice build up on my roof. This happens where there is a valley on the roof with a skylight near the valley. I have installed 2 whirlybird vents but the problem still exists. The roof has soffit venting all around as well as vents on the gables. I read an article on Solar powered roof vent, Solar Star. Are these vents beneficial and would they stop the ice from building up during winter?

Thanks,

John

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To John,

Your problem is probably not the sky light but rather air leakage around your sky light and other ceiling accesses. Contact Resources Canada and order a brochure entitled “Air Leakage.”

Follow the simple instructions outlined in this brochure and you should be able to put a stop to your ice problems. You can call using their Toll-Free number at 1-800-387-2000

Best regards,

Shell