Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 125
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sue Big help!
Have been using this product on the shadier edges of my roof that accumulate more snow and ice for the past couple of years, (especially where ice dams form)...have had a real problem some years with that. I don't have a nearby electrical outlet to install one of those warming cables, so roof melt, along with a roof rake (which I highly recommend if you don't have one), have been a great help in keeping things flowing on those shadier parts of my roof. If you can use the roof rake to get at least the bottom several feet of your roof free of snow, that will really help when the sun hits, and it will get things flowing, melting and moving.
January 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Imasucker Don't waste your money
Don't waste your time or money on this product. I emailed the company's customer service as well as VP Tom O'Malley and told them I had a bad batch of their product. Mr. O' Malley did not respond but customer service asked for my address so they could send me a container to return the product for testing. They never did send me anything. So, poor product, poor customer service equals poor company. The product didn't melt jack. I tried it on the ground in a pile of snow to make sure. Again, do not buy this product.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jack great product- easy to throw up on roof.
great product, easy to use and throw up on roof. Very effective stuff.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nomoboro Worked exactly as described
We had a terrible winter, with significant ice dams on our new home. These melted the ice dam from below, allowing water to drain off the roof. I ordered extra to have on hand for the future. The picture below is the ice dam that fell off my roof after melting from below. The roof melt tabs melt through the ice, to the roof and then drains under the ice instead of backing up into the attic.
April 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BobbyC33 don't bother
I was excited to try this after being iced on last winter as my front door is on the north side of the house. This stuff doesn't work at all, extremely disappointed. I bought 3 units and will be returning two. I expected to see some melting where the pucks went through the soft snow, nada, zilch, nothing happened.
February 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pijak73 Does the job
Worked as expected. Kept the valley from icing over. Tossed them to the roof at first snow fall and the melting action kept run-off moving.
February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SnowDog Ice melt pucks
Based upon last year's use this is a very good product this year it has not snowed yet :-)
December 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PeteP Good idea. Works well. Poor implementation.
The good news is that it does what it is supposed to do. Placing it in strategic places will break up the ice allowing the runoff to not back up onto the roof. The bad news is trying to get them to stay on the roof. Throwing them, as suggested, is haphazard and most of the time they end up rolling off of the roof. I finally took a roof rake, rigged a type of scoop on the end with some cardboard and tape, and PLACED the tablets on the roof where I wanted them. Even then, some would roll off and had to be redone. If you have the patience, they are worth having. They are also good for places where you can't scrape or have any roof coils.
March 31, 2015