If you live in an area that experiences significant ice and snow during the winter months, as is the case in the Capital Region and Hudson Valley, then your home’s gutter system is often called upon to deal with more than just heavy rainfall. This places extra scrutiny on the quality of your gutter guards, as they must be able to withstand heavy ice and snow loads while protecting your gutters against the damage that severe weather can cause. So which gutter guards work best in areas that experience frequent ice and snow?
What Should You Look for When Selecting Gutter Guards?
A well-made gutter protection system will ensure that ice doesn’t clog your gutters while still allowing snowmelt to enter the gutter troughs so it can be directed away from the home. It’s important that all water is directed into the gutters because moisture that is trapped along the roof edges by ice dams can seep into the roof and cause premature deterioration. Additionally, moisture that isn’t properly dealt with can damage soffit and fascia.
The Best Gutter Guards on the Market
Thanks to industry advancements, there are gutter covers that are designed specifically for regions that experience heavy snow. Heating elements can be integrated into a gutter protection system to melt away snow and ice that otherwise may clog the gutters and form ice dams. Residents of the Capital Region and Hudson Valley are fortunate to have access to one of the top gutter protection systems on the market: Gutter Helmet®.
About Gutter Helmet Gutter Guards
Patented in 1981, Gutter Helmet was developed to keep leaves and other debris out of gutters, and since then millions of American homeowners have benefitted from the Never Clean Your Gutters Again® promise. Engineered to stand up to the most severe weather conditions, Gutter Helmet gutter guards come with a Triple Lifetime Warranty that covers materials, performance, and service. This means you’ll have confidence that you made a smart investment for your home.
Prevent Ice Damage by Adding Helmet Heat®
When it comes to ice and snow, Gutter Helmet gutter guards outperform the competition thanks to the Helmet Heat Ice Reduction System. This product is installed under the gutter covers and helps ensure year-round performance by:
- Melting ice in the gutters and downspouts so water continues to flow
- Preventing the formation of ice dams, which can lead to roof damage
- Reducing the formation of icicles on the gutters and roof edge
- Melting snow before it can become too heavy for the gutters to support
Helmet Heat uses a self-regulation conductive core, so it only activates when it’s needed and helps save energy.
Would You Like to Learn More?
Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY has more than 40 years of home improvement experience and has become the go-to choice of local homeowners by offering exceptional products and services for a fair price. If you’d like to learn more about our Gutter Helmet gutter guards and the Helmet Heat Ice Reduction System, contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.