Be Ready for Snow & Ice with Helmet Heat®

How to stop ice dams on roofHelmet Heat® is a unique product that has improved the lives of countless homeowners since it was first introduced to the market. When used in combination with the Gutter Helmet® gutter shield system, Helmet Heat® stops the formation of dangerous ice dams, icicles and snowpack in gutters. By continuously warming eaves, Helmet Heat® can prevent serious hazards such as roof damage, falling ice, slippery steps and walkways, and other safety dangers that occur when the weather turns frigid. Helmet Heat® also helps to prevent potential injuries that may happen when homeowners climb a ladder to clear icicles from eaves. Read more »

6 Ways to Save on Professional Gutter Cleaning

Gutter Helmet offers helpful tips to saving on fall gutter cleaning.As a homeowner, you likely already know the importance of keeping your gutters clean and clear of debris. Clogged gutters can wreak havoc with water drainage around your home, resulting in damage to roofing material, fascia, soffit, siding and allowing water to leak into your home. Additionally, water can ruin the very foundation of your home – a potentially devastating problem.

Unfortunately many homeowners wait to get their gutters cleaned until they notice a problem – maybe so much debris has collected, the gutters are sagging or pulling away! Don’t procrastinate this important task; call a professional that can safely and effectively clean your gutters. Here are a few tips to help you save money on gutter cleaning services done by the pros. Read more »

What Will Winter 2014-15 Bring? Be Prepared with Helmet Heat®

 

prepare your roof for winter with Helmet HeatJust in time for winter, it’s Helmet Heat® to the rescue! With the arrival of colder weather comes the chance for powerful snowstorms and extensive damage to homes and property. Gutters may fill with ice and tear away from your home, ice dams can cause roof leaks, and icicles can form on eaves and create hazardous walkways and steps. An ice dam is a build-up of ice along a roof’s edge that can trap water and allow it to penetrate your shingles, causing serious leaks. Read more »

Should You Clean Your Roof – or Not?

At Gutter Helmet®, we frequently remind homeowners that keeping gutters clean and clear is essential to the long-term protection of a home against water damage. When gutters are cleaned at least twice per year, this maintenance prevents debris from building up inside and causing clogs, which lead to so many other moisture-related problems. Installing rain gutter covers is an effective alternative to biannual gutter cleaning. Read more »

6 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Wintery Weather

6 steps to get your home ready for winterCool nights are a timely reminder for homeowners who have yet to prepare for the frigid temperatures and massive snowfall totals that are always a possibility in many regions of the country. Gutter Helmet® suggests you begin by having a professional clean out your gutters and downspouts, and install rain gutter covers to prevent further accumulation of leaves and debris. A clear gutter system ensures that rain and snowmelt do not cause damage to any areas on or around your home. Gutter Helmet® has been specially engineered to channel water without allowing buildup and saves the expense of gutter maintenance and repairs. Read more »

Take Action Now to Defend Your Home Against Ice Dams

If you are still finding the motivation to get your home ready for winter, you’re not alone. Many busy homeowners have trouble checking off tasks such as gutter cleaning, roof inspection and window caulking on their fall maintenance list. There’s no better time than today to prepare your home for upcoming winter weather, before cold temperatures make these jobs even more unpleasant. Read more »

The Snowbird’s Guide to Winterizing a Home

How snowbirds can winterize a homeBefore flying south for the winter, all “snowbirds” must take the time to properly winterize their home. If you are new to this migrating lifestyle, it will be much easier to enjoy your winter in the sun if you have completed the following steps to protect your home while you are away. Read more »

Gutter Helmet® Continues to Raise Awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project®

Wounded-Warrior-Project-is-a-FraudWith Veterans Day just around the corner, Gutter Helmet® would once again like to take a moment to express our appreciation to those who serve our country. We honor those who have devoted part of their lives to protecting ourselves and our loved ones, and continue to show our appreciation with support of the Wounded Warrior Project®. Read more »

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

heating cableDuring the winter months, many homes develop a phenomenon on the roof known as ice damming. This happens when snowmelt freezes at the eaves and turns into a solid mass of heavy ice and debris. The weight of this accumulated ice can gradually cause gutters to sag and pull away from a home. Another danger of ice damming is the damage it can cause to roofing materials as ice creeps up under shingles and traps water on the roof surface. The dammed water can then penetrate the roof structure and cause interior water damage and wood rot. Read more »