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One option to consider is adding a heating wire to each pipe, perhaps extending into the bottom of the downspout. That way water can flow away and not over the sidewalk. The heater does not need to operate 24x7. A thermo control could engage it at a suitable range of pipe temperatures (or representative air temperatures). Perhaps from 20–31 °F ...


Since the general vicinity of the leak is at the peak of the roof it definitely decreases the amount of time pinpointing the exact location. Depending on your roof pitch it is quite possible for rain to be blown under the roof shingles. The easiest why to repair the opening is with roof cement. Any brand that is petroleum based will work. And because you ...

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