May 30, 2019
Roof and gutter heating cable eliminates ice dams and reduces maintenance on historic building
An historic, architecturally significant four-story brick hotel in Iowa was converted to a senior living apartment facility. The fourth story, enclosed in a distinctive mansard roof, was surrounded on all four sides by a wide 18.5 gutter at floor level. Snow, ice and moisture built up in the gutter during the winter months, creating ice dams which caused damage to the windowsills and carpet in apartments at that level.