Designed to prevent damage to roofs from ice dams. The Hot Sok is an easy to use, innovative solution made from Liquid Snow Shovel. Simply place a Hot Sok on the roof & let it do the work! Place one Hot Sok on every sq. ft. of problem area and it begins to work within the hour. No long term adverse effects to the roof or surrounding area.
An ice dam can occur when snow accumulates on the slanted roof of a house with inadequate insulation and ventilation in the attic. Warmth coming up through the roof melts the snow. Meltwater flows down the roof, under the blanket of snow, onto the eave and into the gutter, where colder conditions on the overhang cause it to freeze. Eventually, ice accumulates along the eave and in the gutter. Snow that melts later cannot drain properly through the ice on the eave and in the gutter.
This can result in:
Leaking roof (height of leak depends on extent of ice dam). Wet, ineffective insulation. Stained or cracked plaster or drywall. Rotting timber. Stained, blistered or peeling paint.
Under extreme conditions, with heavy snow and severe cold, almost any house can have an ice dam, whereas a house that is poorly insulated and ventilated will have ice dams during normal winter weather. Giant icicles hanging from the eave are one indication of a poorly insulated, poorly ventilated attic.