Blog Going Through the Roof: How Roof Leaks Increase Your Energy Bills | Gutter Helmet January 26, 2017January 26, 2017Jeremy KelseyBlog, Featured Articles, Gutter Protection, Home & Garden, Uncategorized No one wants a leaky roof. Water damage, mold growth and electrical hazards are just a few of the many expensive inconveniences that a roof leak can cause you and your family. But many homeowners don’t realize that on top of these other costly issues, a leaky roof can also decrease your home’s energy efficiency, leading to soaring energy bills. Fortunately, there is a solution. Investing in Gutter Helmet®, the leading gutter protection system, is a great way to defend your home against the risk of a roof leak. Here, the roofing experts at Gutter Helmet explain why roof leaks can cause your energy bills to soar, and how products like Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat® can help. How Roof Leaks Hurt Your Pocketbook Your roof is the barrier between your home and the elements. When precipitation doesn’t drain properly through your gutters, your roof will become saturated with water, which will eventually leak through the roof and saturate your attic’s insulation. When your insulation is wet, it becomes much less effective at blocking the transfer of heat through your roof. This means your HVAC system has to work overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your home, which in turn boosts your energy bills. Water damage from a leaky roof can cause irreversible damage to your insulation, even after the insulation dries out. What Causes Roof Leaks? A leading cause of roof leaks is faulty gutters. If you haven’t installed gutter protection systems like Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat, your gutters may become clogged with debris or weighed down by ice dams, preventing them from effectively channeling precipitation away from your home. That’s when roof leaks develop and negatively affect your attic insulation. How Gutter Helmet® and Helmet Heat® Can Help The best way to prevent roof leaks and avoid costly energy bills is to invest in a reliable gutter protection system that will keep your gutters clear of debris and ice dams without you ever having to lift a finger. Gutter Helmet is a system of rain gutter guards that can be installed directly over your current gutters. The system blocks debris from entering your gutters in the first place, thus preventing clogs and enabling your gutters to drain water off of your roof as intended. Gutter Helmet also saves you the hassle and danger of having to maintain your gutters on your own. Helmet Heat protects your roof from leaks caused by ice dams. A system of self-regulating cables that warm your gutters just enough to keep precipitation from freezing inside them, the product can be easily installed in your existing gutters. Together, Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat provide an iron-clad defense against roof leaks. Contact Us If you’re looking for ways to prevent roof leaks and reduce your energy bills, gutter protection is a must-have. Call (800) 824-3772 today to speak to an experienced professional about installing Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat on your home.