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Commonly asked questions about ice melters

Some people find the world of de-icers, icemelters, anti-icers, or basic ice removal compounds somewhat confusing especially with all the claims various manufacturers make regarding these products. This article helps the reader navigate through that maze of confusion. These are the commonly asked questions about icemelters.

Icemelters: What you should know

- The pros and cons of basic icmelting compositions

Not all icemelters are created equal and understanding their differences can be challenging. Complicating matters, many brands’ claims are confusing and misleading. More often than not, new icemelters are simply blends of traditional, more common icemelters, sometimes with additives. This article discusses the pros and cons of the basic icemelting compositions, to help you understand what you are actually buying.

Dam Ice! On the Roof!

- Strategies for Dealing with Roof Ice

It’s no joke. Water running down your walls from meltwater backup on your roof is a serious concern when winter snows build up overhead. Roofs are designed to shed water, not deal with pools – so addressing the problem of ice dams is a necessity to keep your family (or business) warm and dry this winter.

The Wind Chill Phenomenon

- How does it apply to me? What does it mean?

The morning news reports that the temperature is -15°C (5°F) but that the Wind Chill Temperature Index is at -28°C (-18°F). The Mountain Organic Natural Icemelter you just bought is effective to -23°C (-9°F); is there any point in applying it? Will the icemelter work when the wind chill is below the effective melting point of the product?