ya ed, we use alot of both out here in new england. the other question, isnt L&R cheaper? hicks is nice but spendy. you shouldnt have a problem w/either. i have only seen ice climb into hicks when theres a guttered edge or incorrect venting. with hicks you dont need soffet vents, but you do need to cut down the plywd. on the bottom edge before install, have proper vent in bays between rafters, & have the ridge vented.