Preventing ice dams on sheet metal roofs

Guest User
We have a sheet metal roof on the house at our camp and would like to occupy (and heat) the house through the winter, rather than close it down. The roof is only a few years old and in good condition. Drainage is direct - no gutters or downspouts. The part of the roof that needs protection is about 30 feet long and has a slope of about 3 inches in a foot. What kind (or brand) of heating element could be used to prevent ice build-up? Ice dam materials (elements) at local hardware stores are only for shingle roofs. Is there a heating tape - or type of wire element - that is effective and safe for metal roofs? How is it attached? Thank you.
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
It would be the same heat tape, usually applied to the ribs using mounting brackets and screws or you could try just adhesive.
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