I live in Northern Virginia, so ice and ice dams can be an issue -
though not nearly to the extent that you probably experience it
(depending on where you live in New York).
I suppose if the surface temperature were at or below freezing, having
rain spray onto the ground would lead to ice, and that would indeed be
sub-optimal. I don't have any driveway or sidewalk space that would
receive the spray - though if the rain were coming in such velocity to
create good spray, I would expect that ice would be less of an issue.
I looked into the iRobot Looj before going with the gutter covers I'm
about to remove, and while it sounds cool, it just is a) too expensive
and b) less than perfectly reliable (see point a).
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 11:05 AM, Steven Trovato <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Where do you live? Here in New York, we just had a very bad time with ice
> dams. Those foam inserts look like they would turn into solid blocks of
> if used here. The rainhandler perhaps would be OK in some cases, but
> spraying the water off the roof and onto the driveway will just be an ice
> -Steve Trovato
> At 10:42 AM 3/8/2011, Peter Murray wrote:
>> I am looking at putting this on my house, where I just want the water
>> to exit the roof without running down the walls or creating valleys in
>> my beds...
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