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Reduce Ice Dams This Winter: Our Solutions

By December 20, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

While they are less noticeable than other exterior components, gutters play an important role in protecting your home throughout the seasons. They serve as your home’s primary drainage system, catching water from the roof and keeping it away from your home’s foundation. Since their design is open, however, they can be vulnerable to clogging from leaves and twigs in fall and barriers of snow and ice in winter.

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Regular gutter maintenance is an essential step in the long-term protection of your home. It is particularly important in regions that tend to experience below freezing temperatures, such as Minnesota. This winter, we explain what you need to know about reducing ice dam formation through Gutter Helmet®, the top replacement to gutter leaf guard in Culver, Minnesota.

What are Ice Dams?

Ice dams are the heavy loads of snow that collect in most roofs during the winter season. They form when the warmth of the home melts the snow on top of your roof. The melted snow runs down the roof towards the edge, where it refreezes upon coming in contact with the coldest part of your system. This frozen water then creates a dam that backs up more melted water. If left unattended, the trapped water inside the dams can eventually penetrate shingles on the roof.

Gutter Helmet Solutions

You can reduce ice dams with proper attic insulation and ventilation. Insulation and ventilation will regulate the attic heat, creating a temperature less conducive to ice dam formation. There are times, however, when insulation and ventilation are not enough. In such cases, Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat® are the solutions you need.

  • Gutter Helmet – Compared with a typical gutter leaf guard in Culver, Minnesota, Gutter Helmet completely keeps debris away through the even the harshest weather. As water melts and flows down your roof, your gutters can effectively direct water to the ground rather than allow it to pool and refreeze on the roof edge.
  • Helmet Heat – Thanks to its energy-efficient, self-regulating gutter-heating feature, this product can melt snow and ice before it can even get a chance to collect around your eaves. The melted snow then rolls down your gutters and downspouts without causing any problem.

Our Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat systems are your top solutions against ice dams. To enjoy their benefits this winter, consult Gutter Helmet of Northern Minnesota today. Simply call us at (866) 937-3508 or complete our form to schedule a FREE consultation. We look forward to working with you!