Why Rain Gutters Attract Icicles

Ever wonder why your gutters act like a magnet for icicles? I ran across a nice little article explaining why:

Icicles form when snow or ice melts off a surface or object and runs or drips into an area where it can freeze again. What makes eaves and rain gutters such great places for icicles to form is their proximity to both direct sunshine and interior heat escaping from inside a home or other building.

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