Computational justification for engineering measures preventing the ice dams formation on the pitched roofs

Energy efficiency and thermal protection of buildings

The following article deals with the problem of icicles formation on the roofs and the elimination methods. The attic roofs with pitched roofing are highly susceptible to this negative phenomenon. This research regards the generation of heat balance equation for cold attics. Using this equation, the engineering and technical substantiation for the list of measures preventing ice mounds formation in the roofs during the period with lowest outside temperature is made. With no ice mound the roofing remains perfectly safe after snow removal, its working lifespan extends and the leakages probability decreases.