How Does the Helmet Heat System Prevent Snow and Ice Damage?

The GH Helmet Heat system from Keystone Gutter Helmet is a highly-effective way to protect the structural integrity of your roof and help it withstand harsh winter weather conditions.

How does the helmet heat system do its job and prevent snow and ice damage? Let’s take a closer look.

Your roof was not designed to withstand major snow accumulation, ice damming or frost erosion. Helmet Heat addresses these issues by raising the temperature of your gutters above freezing to prevent ice dams and icicles from forming. It protects your downspouts, gutters and roof from heavy snow and ice loads that can cause serious damage. The Helmet Heat system uses self-regulating heating cables, which detect changes in the ambient temperature and adjust the heating system accordingly. Helmet Heat produces just enough warmth to melt ice and keep your gutters from freezing, but the cables will never be hot to the touch and do not pose a threat of overheating. The cables themselves are hidden under the system’s “helmet,” so you won’t see them from the ground.

When you use a Helmet Heat system, melting ice will drain safely down gutters and downspouts without putting unnecessary stress on your roof. If you live in an area with cold winters, it’s a no-brainer.

Ready to have a Helmet Heat system installed in your home? If you’re in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton or Schuylkill County, contact Keystone Gutter Helmet at (610) 372-4383 today. Don’t wait for temperatures to drop—call us today for your free, no-obligation consultation and estimate.