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0008 Eave Protection Against Ice Dams - Roofing - General
0008 Eave Protection Against Ice Dams - Roofing - General -

Image Text: Shingles (or shakes or tiles) > sheathing > melting snow > eave protection (minimum 36 inches) > trapped water > ice dam > rafter > water flow > eave protection prevents water from entering the roof space > gutter not shown > wall stud > attic > ceiling joist > drywall > minimum 1 foot from inner face of exterior wall > Note: eave protection only addresses the SYMPTOMS of ice dams > good attic insulation and ventilation help PREVENT ice dams

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