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Ice Dams? Consider Installing Heated Gutters

By December 2, 2015October 17th, 2023No Comments

The freezing temperatures in Alaska make ice dams a common problem for homeowners, especially during winter. These form when the heat from your house escapes to the attic, causing snow on your roof to melt. When the melted snow hits a colder surface like eaves of your roof, it will refreeze. This repetitive cycle causes the formation of ice dams.

Ice dams can cause water to seep through your attic and walls. To stop the damage this can cause, you need to take precautionary measures, like clearing your roof and gutters of snow after each storm. For added protection, you should also install heated gutters.

In this post, ABC Seamless Siding, the leading distributor of gutter extensions in Anchorage AK, and the local area, outlines the benefits you can get from installing heated gutters.

• Reduction of ice dams – While most protection systems can rid your gutters and roofs of debris effectively, they cannot give maximum protection during icy conditions. Heated gutters are specifically manufactured to function well during winter. These exert heat that prevents standing water in gutters and downspouts from turning into ice dams. Heated gutters, like the ones we provide at ABC Seamless Siding, are also self-regulating.

• Protection from water damage – Since ice dams block water flow, they allow water leaks to enter your home. You can protect your home from water damage by installing heated gutters. When installed together with a Gutter Helmet system, you can enjoy a worry-free winter because you’ll be confident that your home is truly protected. Our Gutter Helmet products can take in 22 inches of rain per hour without overflowing.

• Maximum shield for your roofing system – Heated gutters can prevent the threats of ice dams by stopping the issue at its root. Initially, these can prevent stagnant water from forming into ice chunks. Other option you have is to install metal roofing, which consists of materials that make it easier to shed off snow. At ABC Seamless Siding, we install Gutter Helmet products and top-quality metal roofing to help prepare your home for the winter.

For maximum roof and gutter protection, install heated gutters today. Pair it with a Gutter Helmet protection system or a metal roofing to further protect your home from the damage caused by ice dams.

You can rely on ABC Seamless Siding to provide all the products you need this coming winter. Call us today at for a FREE consultation and estimate.