Your gutters are an essential part of your home’s defense against water damage. It redirects water away from your home and protects your siding, foundation, roofs, and other home elements from harm. Many homeowners choose to enhance their gutters by installing a gutter protection system to reduce the chance of clogging. However, mounds of snow or ice can still cause problems in winter
Snow and Ice Problems
Icicles may be nice to look at but their weight can pull your gutters down from the side of your home. If they pull it off completely, you’re looking at a costly repair job. In addition, heavy snow and ice that build up on your roof and gutters can damage them, and if melting snow and ice cannot drain, then ice dams may form.
With ice dams, your gutters clog up and cause the water runoff to be redirected under your shingles. This leads to the formation of leaks. To prevent this from happening, you will need specialized gutter protection in Waterloo, IA.
Seamless Exterior can install Helmet Heat® together with the Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system. Gutter Helmet reduces your gutter’s maintenance requirements by blocking leaves and debris from entering your gutter. It can handle very heavy rainfall, and when combined with the Helmet Heat system, can prevent ice dams and icicles from forming.
Helmet Heat is an innovative self-regulating cable device that automatically heats up when the temperature drops. It melts the snow and ice before it hits the edge of your roof, preventing them from entering your gutter. This system is energy-efficient and heats only when needed, and since it’s self-regulating, you don’t need to monitor it. It’s also seamlessly installed with your Gutter Helmet in Cedar Falls, IA so you won’t see any unsightly wires. When Helmet Heat is combined with Gutter Helmet, your gutters will be well protected and will work under any climate.
Winter is going to arrive sooner than you think, so it pays to be prepared this early. To fully protect your gutters and help make sure they function perfectly under all conditions, you should install our Helmet Heat system. Seamless Exterior has been helping our customers improve their homes for over a decade. We are a fully licensed and insured company that uses only the best products for your home. Give us a call to learn more about the Helmet Heat system or about our other products and services.