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Reduce Ice Dams with Gutter Helmet® and Helmet Heat®

By December 26, 2016October 18th, 2023No Comments

Ice dams mean your gutters are probably clogged up with ice and water will be forced to seep underneath your shingles, leading to roof leaks. Fortunately, we can ensure your home is protected with the unique combination of the Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system and Helmet Heat®. Gutter Helmet of Long Island explains how ice dams form and how our products can help you.

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How Ice Dams Form

When air inside your attic is warmer than the temperature outside, the warmth can melt snow on the upper portions of your roof. This snowmelt then drains down to the colder roof edge and re-freezes to form an ice dam. Eventually, this ice dam blocks additional snowmelt from flowing into the gutter and causes it to instead seep underneath the shingles. This can cause roof leaks. To prevent this process from happening, keep your attic well-insulated and your gutters clear. In addition, it is advisable to install rain gutter guards in Bohemia, New York.

The Benefits of Gutter Helmet® and Helmet Heat®

Gutter Helmet prevents gutter clogs with a unique design. It completely covers the gutters and leaves no vertical openings. Its nose-forward design utilizes the principle of surface tension to cause water to flow over the nose and directly into gutters. Since leaves and debris can’t enter the gutters, clogs won’t form. When snow melts and flows into gutters, the gutters will move the water quickly away from your home instead of allowing it to pool and freeze into an ice dam.

Helmet Heat is a self-regulating cable device that is installed inside Gutter Helmet and automatically heats up when temperatures grow colder. We install this together with our rain gutter guards in Bohemia, New York, to stop the formation of ice dams. When the ambient temperature drops, Helmet Heat activates and raises the gutter temperature. This keeps gutters and downspouts free of ice dams, icicles and heavy snow loads. Helmet Heat is safe, energy-efficient and doesn’t require monitoring.

With Helmet Heat and Gutter Helmet, your home will be safe from ice dams and gutter clogs. Our products ensure that your gutter system will function and protect your home in any kind of weather condition. In addition to protecting your gutters, Gutter Helmet of Long Island can help you with your roof or install retractable awnings on your home. Call us at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about Helmet Heat. You can also ask for a free quote.

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