We’re nearing that time of the season again where snow and slush cover the ground and your gutters start forming those giant familiar icicles. That wouldn’t be so bad, except it can sometimes lead to ice damage, not to mention safety to foot traffic below the gutter. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to control the buildup of ice on your gutters? Lucky for you, Helmet Heat is here to save the day.
You’re probably already familiar with Gutter Helmet. For over 35 years, Gutter Helmet has been the top name in the gutter protection industry. Now, with Helmet Heat, you can combine the reliability of Gutter Helmet with the added protection of Helmet Heat to keep your home safe from ice damage. But how exactly does it do that?
It all starts with the installation. As it can be mounted on any home that uses Gutter Helmet, Helmet Heat is installed directly under Gutter Helmet gutter covers. This means no exposed wire, visible clips, or anything else unsightly. Instead, you get rock-solid secured gutters. Basically, Helmet Heat will reduce ice dams by melting snow before it has the time to accumulate in the gutter.
You simply switch Helmet Heat on or off when snow is on your roof. This can be done with either a cable breaker or a light switch. We typically advise leaving the system on for as long as there is snow on your roof. Once you turn it on, it starts working instantly and will help you avoid sagging or frozen gutters and infrastructure damage.
Helmet Heat is totally safe. The self-regulating heat cable increases its heat output when the temperature falls and decreases output when the temperature rises. Plus, it cannot overheat; the cables will typically maintain temperatures of around 90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the winter, but the cables won’t be too hot for you to touch.
If you already have Gutter Helmet, adding Helmet Heat is a piece of cake, and can be done in certain sections. Simply give your local experts, The Gutter People, a call and let us do our magic. Your family, your home, and whoever maintains your gutters will all thank you!