Best Ice Melt Products
Michigan winters are cold and snowy, with average temperatures near freezing between January and March. The most hardy Michiganders among us handle Arctic air with ease, but only with the best ice melt products to keep us and others safe. Find these ice melters at Modern Hardware or shop online anytime.
Types of Ice Melters
Ice melters use different ingredients for different situations. A few of the most common ice melters Modern carries are:
Economical Ice Melter
Salt (or sodium chloride) is found naturally throughout the earth, which is good news for those of us who live in the Midwest. Rock Salt – like Safe Step® 3300 Rock Salt – melts ice and snow down to 5°F and is one of the most economical ice melters.
Gentle Ice Melter
Rock salt, plus magnesium chloride – like Safe Step® 4300 Dual Blend® – is another common ice melter. It melts snow down to -7°F and includes corrosion inhibitors, which makes it gentle on concrete and metal when used as directed.
Environmentally Friendly Ice Melter
Safe Step® also has an ice melter that’s good for people, pets, and vegetation. This product – Safe Step® 6300 Enviro-Blend® Ice Melter – includes rock salt, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, and MG-104®. It melts ice down to -10°F and helps prevent refreezing up to 2.5x longer than conventional ice melters.
Pet Friendly Ice Melter
The Safe Step® Sure Paws® Ice Melter uses rock salt and magnesium chloride to melt ice and snow. It’s an all-natural ice melter that does not irritate pets’ paws or skin. Their patent-pending formula is also gentle on concrete and vegetation, when used as directed.
Roof Ice Melter
Parking lots, sidewalks, and driveways are not the only locations that require ice melters. Roofs also benefit.
“Properly caring for your roof during the winter is important. The heat from your house melting built up snow can cause ice dams. When the runoff from the melting snow reaches the eaves, it freezes, creating a large dam of ice on the eave. Ice dams can cause damage to your shingles, gutters, and trim on your roof. Ice dams can also cause a buildup of water behind them that can result in a leaky roof and water damage to your home. The best way to prevent ice dams is to keep your roof clear with a roof rake. Roof ice melters are also a great way to prevent ice dams and get rid of ones that are already formed.” (Jacob, General Manager)
Check out our selection of roof rakes and ice melters for ice dams and roof build up below:
Spring will be here before we know it, but in the meantime, bundle up and stay safe with the right ice melt products from Modern. Join our mailing list to stay up to date with the latest news from our team. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more regular updates.
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