Blog In the Dead of Winter, Helmet Heat® Protects Homes Across the Country January 11, 2021January 7, 2021Jeremy KelseyGutters It’s time to get serious about winter. We know you’re probably still wrapped up in the activities of the season, such as putting away Christmas decorations, playing with new gadgets and staying cozy inside. But winter has only just begun, which means many more weeks of winter weather that can bring potential trouble to your home! Ice Dams: A Sign of Winter Did you neglect your gutters again this past fall? If so, you may end up dealing with ice dams all season long. Ice dams most commonly form along the edge of the roof when snowmelt freezes and prevents water from flowing into the gutters. Clogged gutters only exacerbate the problem. Melting ice and snow are trapped on the roof, which results in the water backing up and finding its way into your attic, walls and ceilings. You’ve probably already guessed that ice dams can result in major damage and costly repairs to your home’s interior, and possible damage to the gutter system outside as well, such as buckling, dents and the need for a full gutter system replacement. Heated Gutters Stop Ice Dams Why deal with dangerous ice dams all winter? Stop the problem before it starts with Helmet Heat®. Helmet Heat is a self-regulating gutter heating cable that’s installed in conjunction with the Gutter Helmet® gutter shield. Together, Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat keep gutter clogs and ice dams at bay. The electrical heating coil that runs through Helmet Heat gently warms the ice and snow that collect on top of the Gutter Helmet system, melting it and sending the water safely through the gutter system. Helmet Heat automatically detects when the temperature outside drops below freezing and adjusts its heating output accordingly, so you never have to switch it on or off. And Helmet Heat is GFCI-protected, meaning it’s safe to handle and won’t create a fire hazard for your home. Learn More About Helmet Heat® Don’t put off installation of Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat any longer. Beat winter by calling Gutter Helmet at (800) 824-3772. We’ll put you in touch with certified local Gutter Helmet dealers who can provide you with a free inspection and fill you in on the cost of Helmet Heat, along with one of our gutter protection systems.