How do you prevent gutters from damming up? This is a real concern. When snow starts to melt it runs down gutters. That is, until the temperature drops and the water turns to ice, filling up the gutters. The trapped water/ice may begin to thaw and has no where to go.. except creeping in under the roof and eventually your ceiling.
Enter stage left: Pantyhose. Fill the pantyhose with snowmelt or salt and line the gutters with it. This may seem a little overkill to you. I mentioned it to my husband after dinner and he declined my invitation for a rooftop gutter lining date.
Fast forward to the weekend. I came home from work to find a large cooking pot teetering on the sofa, catching water from the ceiling. Where are my tights when I need them?