Gutter Helmet Systems Launches “Helmet Heat”
Gutter Helmet Systems announces the launch of “Helmet Heat”, a new product used in conjunction with the Gutter Helmet protection system to prevent dangerous icicles, ice dams, and snow from accumulating in gutters. By warming the eaves enough to melt snow and ice, Helmet Heat can help eliminate ice damage, slippery steps, hazardous walkways and many other serious safety hazards caused by snow and ice. Helmet Heat also removes the necessity of climbing onto the roof to clear icicles from the eaves, a common cause of wintertime falls and injuries.
The technology behind Helmet Heat, manufactured by Heat Trace Products LLC, is a thin, self-regulating cable that lies inside the gutter. Once it is installed, Helmet Heat regulates itself and does not need to be turned on or off. When the temperature drops, the Helmet Heat cable heats up, melting ice or snow and preventing build-up in the gutter. When the temperature rises, the cable cools down again, saving the consumer money and energy. Gutter Helmet's patented brackets are specifically designed to carry and conceal the heat cable, leaving the exterior of the home unblemished.
The product is perfectly timed to coincide with the arrival of colder weather. Last winter Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey experienced a series of devastating snowstorms, dubbed “Snowmageddon”, that dumped over two feet of snow, led to a state of emergency, and left many homeowners with extensive damage to homes and property. Gutters filled up with ice and tore away from houses, icicles dripped from eaves and froze up doorsteps and sidewalks, ice dams caused roofs to leak, and, occasionally, entire roofs collapsed. An ice dam is a buildup of ice under the roof edge, causing melted water to creep up under the shingles and leads to interior leaks and rotting roof rafters.
With Helmet Heat, many of these winter problems can be avoided, saving homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs.
The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting another cold and snowy winter for the Mid-Atlantic region, and homeowners are getting ready early. “After last year, people living in the Mid-Atlantic are worried about the potential costs associated with another snowy winter,” said Gutter Helmet Systems owner Del Thebaud, “and many of our customers are signing up now to get Helmet Heat installed before the snow and ice arrive.”
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