Gutter Solutions for Every Home – Part 1: Heated Gutters

Gutter Solutions for Every Home – Part 1: Heated Gutters

October 15, 2018

Other than dry leaves and dead twigs, ice is the gutter system’s worst enemy. Not only is ice so heavy that it could strain your gutters but it also won’t thaw evenly, blocking troughs so water doesn’t drain properly

Gutter Solutions for Every Home - Part 1: Heated Gutters

If you’ve ever experienced ice dams in your gutters before, you know how much of a pain they are to remove. While some calcium chloride and a garden rake may do the trick, the job is just too labor-intensive – not to mention you’ll need to do it in freezing temperatures.

The best solution is to prevent ice dams from forming in the first place, and that’s where heated gutters come in.

How Heated Gutters Work

Heated gutters use a simple yet sophisticated technology to raise temperature in gutter troughs. This way, any snow that manages to get into the gutters won’t form into ice, melting and draining instead through the system like rainwater.

Wait. Wouldn’t such a system require wires and other components that may negatively affect a home’s curb appeal?

Yes, heated gutters do incorporate heating elements BUT these are carefully hidden from sight. No one will ever know you have heated gutters unless you tell them.

How much energy will heated gutters require?

Though heated gutters do need electricity to function, their energy requirements are minimal, generating heat only when necessary. This prevents unnecessary energy consumption, preventing unwanted spikes in your energy bill.

When it comes to preventing ice dams, you can’t go wrong with heated gutters, especially if you live in an area that sees a lot of snow. With the gutter solution minimally affecting your home’s appearance and energy use as well, there certainly is no reason for you to not take advantage of heated gutters.

Heated gutters are great for preventing ice dams, but they won’t be of much help preventing leaves and twigs from creating blockage in your gutters. This type of problem will require a different gutter solution. Learn more about gutter covers in Part 2 of this blog series.

Hear From Our Customers

We just had gutters installed on our house. It was pouring rain, cold, and we still had piles of snow in the areas that they had to work in. They showed up on time, never complained and had all gutters installed in less than three pouring rain! They were great, and we are extremely satisfied!

This is the second time I have hired Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to install gutters on my home. They have an outstanding product! The work is done extremely well and professionally. I highly recommend them for all your home improvement needs.

The crew installed our gutters and completed the job in less time than anticipated. They were friendly, hardworking and cleaned up after they were done. I would recommend Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY to any home owner who needs new gutters.

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