Snow can be a serious problem for many homeowners. Remember what happened to the Capital Region this past February? A huge snowstorm dumped around over a foot of snow, halting traffic and leaving thousands of homeowners with the headache of ice dams on their roofs.
Ice dams are no laughing matter—they can actually do some serious damage to your roof and gutters. Here, Huff ‘N Puff explains how investing in heated gutters can save you money and give you peace of mind during snowstorms.
1. Ice Dams Can Damage Your Roof
Ice dams form when snow falling onto your roof melts, only to freeze again once it falls to the bottom of your roof. Ice dams interfere with your gutters’ ability to drain precipitation, and their extra weight can also compromise the structural integrity of your roof.
To avoid this problem, we recommend having a heated Gutter Helmet system installed. This product evenly heats and melts the snow piling on your roof, and prevents refreezing. It also prevents the water from freezing in the gutters and causing internal damage.
2. Icicle Dangers
While icicles hanging around the eaves of your gutters may look charming, they’re very dangerous! A combination of changing temperatures and the internal ventilation of your home means those pretty icicles may suddenly drop without warning. Even more dangerous is that the ice dam can pull the eaves or gutters themselves down.
3. Self-Regulating Heating Systems
Our heated gutter system is self-regulating, meaning it automatically adjusts the output of heat depending on the temperature outside. The system is intuitive enough to actually start heating before the temperature drops too low, making it a simple and energy efficient way to prevent ice dams.
4. Seamless Design
You’re probably worrying that the heated helmet system is going to stand out from your gutters. The heating system is actually hidden inside the Gutter Helmet so it doesn’t clash with the aesthetics of your frontage. Since it’s covered, it’s also protected from exterior damage.
We highly recommend that you take advantage of our heated Gutter Helmet system to prevent dangerous ice dams from forming on your roof and gutters. We will work closely with you to ensure your replacement gutters are installed professionally. Give us a call at (855) 483-3678 for more information on our gutter systems. We install heated gutters throughout the Capital Region, Albany, and Hudson Valley, NY.