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Protect Your Home from Ice Dams with Heated Gutters

By December 14, 2015October 18th, 2023No Comments

Ice dams can cause significant water damage to your home this winter, so make sure your home is ready. Ice dams form from a combination of inadequate insulation, poor ventilation, and clogged gutters. We show how the Gutter Helmet system, along with Helmet Heat, can help alleviate this problem.

How Do Ice Dams Form?

Ice dams form when there are unequal temperatures on your roof. Poorly insulated attics leak out warm air from your home and this melts snow at the upper areas of your roof. This snowmelt then refreezes at the colder roof edge and creates an ice dam. This ice dam then blocks water flowing down your roof and causes it to seep between your shingles and into your underlayment and roof deck. This can cause roof leaks, increased mold growth, and damage to your insulation.

How Can Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat Help?

Gutter Helmet is an effective way to combat ice dams. It can prevent leaves and debris from entering your gutters, stopping the primary cause of gutter clogs. Since your gutters are clear, there’s little risk of water pooling in your gutters and freezing into an ice dam. You can also install Helmet Heat together with the Gutter Helmet system.

Helmet Heat is an energy-efficient, self-regulating gutter heating system that works for all types of gutters in Cookeville TN, and the local area. It reduces ice dam formation by automatically heating up your gutters once the temperature drops. This keeps the snowmelt from refreezing and allows it to continuously flow into your gutters and away from your home. The combination of Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat will drastically reduce the buildup of ice dams in your home.

Gutter Helmet of Cookeville has over a decade of experience helping homeowners in Tennessee deal with their gutter problems. Give us a call to learn more about Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat or to get a free quote.