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Is Roof Melt bad for your roof?
Last Updated: 20th January, 2020
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Also know, is Roof Melt safe for shingles?
Use Roof Melt tablets to reduce snow and ice buildup that occurs on your roof, typically on the eaves and in gutters. The tablets are specially formulated with calcium chloride so they won't harm your exterior like products such as rock salt, which could rust your gutters and damage shingles.
Subsequently, question is, is it safe to put calcium chloride on your roof? Yes, but if you use sodium chloride on your roof, you'll soon run into trouble with your shingles. Instead of using sodium chloride, many people use calcium chloride. Some people throw pantyhose stuffed with calcium chloride onto the roof so that the ice will melt and break up the snow pack on the roof.
Secondly, is it safe to use ice melt on roof?
Putting rock salt and ice melt directly on your roof will damage shingles, but by filling the socks with salt and ice melt, tying them off and sticking a few in your gutters, it will help clear them out. While it's rarer, ice damming can also occur on roofs without gutters.
Is it safe to use salt on your roof?
Rock salt contains corrosive oxidizing agents, making it best suited for removing ice on harder surfaces like concrete. You should only use it on roofs in select circumstances like severe cold. If it's applied routinely, it can damage shingles, nails, eavestroughs, and other fittings.