In colder months, clogged gutters can become frozen and turn into a solid block of heavy ice and debris. This can cause gutters to buckle and pull away from your house.
An ice dam is a buildup of ice under the roof edge. The ice eventually creeps up under the shingles and warps them. Further damage can lead to rotting roof rafters and interior leaks. Faulty insulation and/or poor attic ventilation is the root cause of ice dams.
Gutter Helmet® is the best gutter guard in this situation because it has been engineered to handle the heaviest snowfalls. Thousands of installations in snowy states such as Ohio, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are proof of the load-bearing capability of our system. Our energy-efficient, self-regulating gutter heating system, Helmet Heat, melts snow and ice before they even get a chance to build up around your eaves.
Gutter Helmet® dealers can install a self-regulating heat cable, Helmet Heat Ice Prevention System that can mitigate ice dams and frozen gutters. Additionally, Gutter Helmet’s patented brackets are specifically designed to carry and conceal the heat cable. Ask your local dealer about this special service.