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TheTechGuru

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reply to Dominokat

Re: Insulation

said by Dominokat:

So since the snow isn't really melting on my roof, perhaps the insulation isn't that bad after all?
As for the huge icicles, I'm wondering if the rain gutters (frozen solid) are preventing that from happening?

It's either not that bad OR you're not keeping the inside of your place very warm.

Avg is 72 inside.
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Dominokat
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70 during the day and 60 at night.



cowboyro
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said by Dominokat:

So since the snow isn't really melting on my roof, perhaps the insulation isn't that bad after all?

Or it's very cold outside and the heat that escapes can't melt the snow. Ideally compare the snow on the roof with your neighbors that have the same roof orientation, if your roof gets clean first then your insulation is worse...

8744675

join:2000-10-10
Decatur, GA
reply to Dominokat

If there's snow sitting on your roof, it must be well insulated. Otherwise all the heat in your home rising into the peak would be melting the snow on the roof.



alkizmo

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Pierrefonds, QC
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said by 8744675:

If there's snow sitting on your roof, it must be well insulated. Otherwise all the heat in your home rising into the peak would be melting the snow on the roof.

Not true.
My neighbor has a lot of snow on his roof.
He also has a 20 feet wide row of icicles that are on average 4-5 feet long.


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said by alkizmo:

Not true.
My neighbor has a lot of snow on his roof.
He also has a 20 feet wide row of icicles that are on average 4-5 feet long.

So I guess icicle length is a better determining factor than snow accumulation.
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alkizmo

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said by TheTechGuru:

So I guess icicle length is a better determining factor than snow accumulation.

No, what I'm saying is that just because there is snow doesn't mean the insulation is any good.

We had 1.5 foot of snow fall in 1 day last week.
It will take a while for it to melt, but it's melting alright.