5 Deicing Options for Roofs & How They Rate

Ice is one of the biggest nuisances for homeowners in the winter. Whether it creates slick sidewalks or icicles hanging from the gutters, ice poses a serious threat to your home and to your safety, as well as that of your family. Ice that builds up along the roofline and in the gutters can lead […]

5 Common Locations for Ice Dams on a Roof

In those regions of the country that are subject to significant amounts of snowfall and extended periods of freezing temperatures, many homes are damaged by a phenomenon known as ice damming. An ice dam is a ridge of ice that prevents snowmelt from draining off the roof. Ice dams occur when heat from a home’s […]

Helmet Heat®: The Effective & Economical Solution to Ice Damming

In the winter, you may see heating cables for roofs while strolling through the home improvement store, or you might hear about them on the TV or radio. There are many terms used to describe this type of product: heat tracing cables, roof deicing cables, heat tape, gutter heating cables, self-regulating cables and more. When […]

Take Action Now to Defend Your Home Against Ice Dams

If you’re still having trouble finding the motivation to get your home ready for winter, you’re not alone; many busy homeowners have problems checking tasks such as gutter cleaning, roof inspection and window caulking off their fall maintenance list. However, there’s no better time than today to prepare your home for upcoming winter weather. The […]

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

What Makes Helmet Heat® Different From Other Roof Heating Cables

During the frigid months of winter, many homes see the development of ice dams on their roofs. This phenomenon occurs when snowmelt freezes as it reaches the eaves, which are generally colder than the rest of the roof, resulting in a solid mass of heavy ice combined with whatever debris was carried down the roof. 

Should You Salt your Gutters

Should You Salt Your Gutters?

For many homeowners in cold regions, unsightly and damaging ice dams are a problem throughout the winter. If you have them, you may have heard of the practice of “salting” gutters. This involves stuffing stockings or socks with rock salt, then laying the salt in the gutter or on the dam to help melt the […]

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Stop Damage Caused by Ice Dams with an Ice Defense System | Gutter Helmet

Ice dams may lead to pretty icicles, but they can also cause costly damage to your gutters, your roof, and even the inside of your home. Fortunately, Gutter Helmet® has developed an ingenious product to reduce the formation of ice dams on your roof: Helmet Heat®, a system of self-regulating cables placed just under your […]

Safety First! Why Helmet Heat® is the Safe Choice for Snow and Ice Protection

Safety First! Why Helmet Heat® is the Safe Choice for Snow and Ice Protection

During the winter, snow and ice accumulation on your house can lead to ice dams and buildup in your gutter system if not properly managed. When snow and ice builds up in your gutter system, water cannot flow down through the gutters and downspouts to the ground. When the water fails to drain out, gutters […]

Gutter Ice Dam Removal

Frozen Gutters? Ice Dams? With Helmet Heat®, Not This Year

For more than 35 years, Gutter Helmet® has been America’s most trusted brand of gutter guard. Our innovative gutter protection system is designed to not only keep leaves out of gutters, it blocks all debris – so you’ll never have to worry about cleaning your gutters again! It’s a better choice than gutter screens because […]

Gutter Helmet Solution For Winter

Helmet Heat®: The Solution to Costly Winter Headaches

As winter approaches, one of the biggest concerns for homeowners is the build-up of heavy snow and ice on or around their home. Without consistent removal, this accumulation can easily lead to damage to the foundation, walls and roof. Preventing Ice Dam Formation Ice on the ground can make it difficult to walk around your […]

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Overview of the Helmet Heat® Installation Process

Even if you are nearing the end of winter in your area, you can still avoid winter headaches due to ice damming by installing Helmet Heat® now. A companion to our Gutter Helmet® gutter guard system, Helmet Heat® is an optional accessory that can help prevent and break down the formation of ice dams. It’s […]

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What is an Ice Dam?

An ice dam consists of a ridge or section of ice that forms along the edge of a roof. This can prevent melting snow from draining off the roof. An ice dam can cause a lot of problems for your home because it causes backed-up water to seep under shingles and into the roof, walls […]

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