Blog Helmet Heat®: The Solution to Costly Winter Headaches October 11, 2016February 1, 2017Jeremy KelseyGutter Protection, Helmet Heat® 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 home and lead to dangerous falls and accidents. Icicles can pull away gutters from your home. Ice dams on the roof block water flow and prevent gutters from properly draining water. As water flow is blocked, the water flows back onto the shingles and may even leak into your home. If you see long icicles forming on the side of your roof, you’ll know that water is not flowing properly down the roof and that your home is at risk of serious damage. Preventing ice dams and keeping water flowing smoothly through your gutters and away from your home’s foundation, roof and walls, must be a priority. That’s where Gutter Helmet’s gutter guard system and Helmet Heat® come in handy. Helmet Heat® Stops Problems Before They Start Helmet Heat is installed inside the Gutter Helmet® gutter guard system, the best gutter protection system available today in the U.S. Gutter Helmet’s gutter guard system provides protection from accumulation in gutters year-round. When combined with Helmet Heat, you have the added benefit of a patented system that helps melt snow and ice before they can block water flow. When you use Helmet Heat, you can help prevent snow from accumulating on your roof. Instead, the snow melts and becomes water that flows down through rain gutters and downspouts. This prevents damage from heavy snow and ice dams. Helmet Heat is also energy-efficient, self-regulating and not visible from the ground. Using a system like Helmet Heat will help you prevent costly winter headaches and unexpected, large expenses that come from repairing foundation or roof damage caused by ice dams and snow accumulation. Contact Gutter Helmet® to Learn More Whether you are looking for a gutter leaf guard system or want to install both Helmet Heat and a gutter leaf guard, we can assist you. At Gutter Helmet, we have been protecting homeowners from inclement weather conditions for over 30 years. Give us a call today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our Helmet Heat system and Gutter Helmet gutter guards. Keep costly winter headaches away with an effective system that works for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.