Rich.....I feel your pain! Last year we had a shower over half of our house!! Even after I cleared the ice dams - all there was to do was put out the pans and wait. It was awful - 4 ceilings wrecked.
If you are in need of a new roof (we were - although we would have had ice dams anyway) may I suggest a metal roof.
We had one installed last fall - it is wonderful - the snow slides right off of it!!
Should last at least 50 years - and won't leak!
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