Dan Giel
7/23/2016
My home has a metal roof that sheds snow well. On one end of the house is a large deck covered with the same metal roof at the same slope. That section of roof is screwed directly to purlins over an open truss structure. Unfortunately, this section of roof sheds snow on the steps leading down from the deck which is our only ingress/egress from the house to the driveway. I'd like to extend that side of the roof to cover the steps, but will need to do so at a lesser slope to maintain adequate head clearance. Is there a product I can use to "encourage" snow to shed from this lower roof overhang such as heat tape or cabling?
Todd Miller
Classic Products, Inc.
7/24/2016
There are heat cables as well as other ice management systems available. You may want to check with your metal roofing manufacturer or google "ice management for metal roofs."

If you would like to reply to this thread, please log in. If you do not have an Ask the Experts forum user account, create one here.

Find a Contractor

Get Started Today

Take the first step to increasing the value of your home with a great looking, durable, fire resistant and energy efficient metal roof. Browse our list of qualified MRA Member Roofing Contractors in your area for a free consultation and estimate.