Having snow sit atop your house can bring about a variety of scenarios. The best case is that the snow melts within a day or so and runs nicely through your gutters & downspout away from your home. The worst case scenario is that the snow forms ice dams that weigh on your roof and gutters, causing damage to your home. (The middle, slightly comically, case is that you slam the front door one day and snow avalanches onto your head like an old cartoon. That has to be funny for someone in your family to see, right?)
The Gutter Helmet Heat system is a cable that protects your roof from snow and ice damage. Once the cable is installed underneath your gutter helmet system, self-regulating heat melts away any snow or ice that falls onto your roof in order to prevent ice dams and icicles. These weather conditions can cause your roof and gutters to sag, which can lead to larger problems in your home.
So, what are some benefits of Helmet Heat you may ask?
Ice Damage Prevention
With Helmet Heat, ice will no longer be a worry! Due to the heating unit inserted in your gutters, cold water won’t be able to form sharp icicles in the first place. If you’re like us and enjoy spending time out in the cold, you’ll need to make sure your home is free of these dangerous things!
No More Broken Gutters
The weight from snow, debris and ice is heavy — just ask your back after a day of shoveling. This can prove to be costly and can really damage your entire gutter/downspout setup if enough is piled on top. While this might not seem like a big deal right now, it’s important to realize that a few loose screws can end up leading to flooding in your entire home!
At this point, we bet you’re asking, “How is Helmet Heat? different from other heating cables?” There’s actually a few reasons our system is better than most!
- Helmet Heat? requires 50% less cable than traditional wire heating systems.
- Helmet Heat? automatically adjusts to the temperature outside so you don’t have to manually turn it on.
- Our cable can’t overheat, making it significantly safer than other heating cables.
- Our cable is hidden so there is no compromise to the appearance of your home.
How Can I Get This?
If you’re interested in owning something to assist in the diversion of ice this winter, it’s a good idea to give your local Gutter Helmet installer a call. This add-on can be installed at the same time as the Gutter Helmet, which will act also as a protecting force against damaging debris all winter long. Once installed, you’ll be able to enjoy knowing your gutters are protected from the harsh effects that winter can bring. The best part is, these items are warrantied for LIFE! Should anything go wrong, it’s covered!
With all the fantastic benefits of Helmet Heat?, we can’t see why you wouldn’t have our system installed on your home. Keystone Gutter Helmet can provide you with the Helmet Heat? system so you can keep your home safe from snow and ice. For more information, please call us at 610-372-4383.