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|Properly managing snow and ice is critical for structures in the Sierra. Snow can melt in below-freezing conditions due to building heat loss or solar exposure. Ice melt systems help ensure snow melt does not re-freeze on the eaves and gutters, which results in ice dams. Ice dams can result in the trapping of water on the roof, which is a major cause of waterproofing failures in snow country. Ice melt systems also protect from water freezing in gutters and downspouts. Ice melt can consume huge amounts of energy, however there are many innovative products and control systems that can reliably protect your building while consuming an fraction of the energy when compared to other systems.