Helmet Heat: Keeping Roof in Top Shape in an Ice Dam NationNovember 28, 2014
Winter has brought many problems across the United States. From frigid temperatures to devastating winter storms, the season has literally turned the country into an ice dam nation. Just a few weeks ago, a storm system brought a mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow to parts of New England and New York. Snow also covered areas in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
With all these going on, how is your roof holding up? If you see icicles along the eaves, then you may have an ice dam. Ice dams form when snow or ice melts on a warm part of your roof, then refreezes on the eaves.
Heated Gutters in Eastern NY
There are many ways to prevent ice dam formation. One of these is to use Helmet Heat for your gutter in Albany NY.
When paired with Gutter Helmet, Helmet Heat can effectively prevent icicles from forming on your roof’s edge. It can also help you avoid snow or ice buildup in the gutter, which may add unnecessary weight, causing the gutter to bend or fall off. Ice or snow buildup can also block proper flow of water from the gutter to the downspout. This can make matters worse, as water may seep through the soffit or fascia, causing leaks. It may also freeze and add to the buildup.
Helmet Heat, along with proper insulation and ventilation, can help you avoid costly winter damage to your roofing and gutters. It is safe, easy to use, and self-regulating. Its hidden cable system ensures that it won’t affect your home’s curb appeal.
For more information on Helmet Heat and ways to keep your roof in good shape this season, consult Huff ‘N Puff. We offer gutter installation in Albany NY. Our team also provides services in nearby areas, including Dutchess County, Hudson County, Orange County, and Saratoga County.
With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, our team can help your roof withstand the cold season. Give us a call today and find out why more than 35,000 customers have entrusted their properties to us.