Insulation and ice dams
We are getting ice dams on the south and west sides of our home. We have plenty of insulation in the attic but on those two sides (south and west) there is a covered porch. There is no insulation on the soffit that covers the porch and of course no insulation in the eaves.
The porch is about 6 feet wide and runs the entire length of the south side of the home (the front) and the entire length of the west side. The east and north sides only have eaves which are less than 12 inches.
Is there anything we can do to prevent the ice dams? Would adding insulation onto the soffit of the porch be advisable? I would prefer not to use heat tape but is this our only option?
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