Why You Need Helmet Heat for Your Gutters

 Here in Michigan, we are no strangers to harsh winter weather. You know the best way to protect yourself from cold, snowy, and icy weather is to bundle up when you go outside, but did you know that there are things you can do to help protect your home during the coldest time of the year as well? Below, learn more about why you need Helmet Heat for your gutters during the winter. 

Do you have questions about how to protect your home during the cold and snowy months? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our exterior home improvement experts by calling  734-259-4374 or contacting us online

How Does Helmet Heat Work?Snow buildup on your roof is why you need Helmet Heat for your gutters in Ann Arbor, MI

Before you learn more about why you need Helmet Heat for your gutters, let’s take a quick look at how the system works. Helmet Heat is a hidden heated cable system that helps melt snow and prevent ice dams from forming at the edge of your roof. 

When layers of ice build up on your roof and in your gutters during the winter, they can lead to serious water damage. A Helmet Heat system will automatically raise the temperature in your gutters just above freezing, which helps to prevent melted snow from refreezing and forming an ice dam. 

The Helmet Heat system uses a self-regulating heating cable that can detect changes in the ambient temperature so they provide enough heat to melt ice, but not enough heat to make the cables hot to the touch. A Helmet Heat system also includes a polymeric insulator jacket that provides extra protection during the winter.

Why You Need Helmet Heat for Your Gutters in Ann Arbor

When local homeowners come to us with worries about preventing ice dams and protecting their gutters during the winter, our suggestion is almost always to install Helmet Heat. Here are some of the benefits of doing so: 

  • It helps prevent the formation of dangerous ice dams
  • It helps prevent ice blockages within your gutters
  • It helps to melt snow and ice in your gutters and downspouts, to help keep water flowing through them
  • It helps you avoid potential injury by preventing ice sheets from falling to the ground
  • It helps reduce the formation of icicles on the edge of your roof and gutters
  • It doesn’t require roof clips like some other gutter heating systems
  • It helps prevent damage to your roof and gutters caused by the weight of ice formations
  • It helps prevent slippery walkways so you feel safer outside

What Makes Helmet Heat the Best Option?Why you need Helmet Heat for your gutters in Ann Arbor, MI

Here at Atlas Home Improvement, we pride ourselves on offering only the best products to our customers. We believe that Helmet Heat is the best gutter heating system on the market, which is why we recommend it to local homeowners. 

Let’s take a closer look at what sets the Helmet Heat system apart: 

  • It features a heavy-duty, commercial-grade self-regulating heat cable: The cable automatically increases the heat output as the temperature drops and decreases the output when the air temperature rises, making it a safe and energy-efficient system. 
  • It has a waterproof control box: The Helmet Heat system has two sturdy, weatherproof control box options, so you won’t have to worry about water damage to the system. 
  • It’s safe and reliable: The Helmet Heat cables are GFCI-protected and designed not to overheat. Since it’s a self-regulating system, no monitoring is necessary, making it a hands-off option. 
  • It’s invisible: The Helmet Heat system will not detract from your home’s beauty and curb appeal, as the heat cables are hidden from sight so you still have a clean roofline.  
  • It works with your Gutter Helmet system: Helmet Heat is designed to work perfectly with your existing Gutter Helmet system. When used together, your Gutter Helmet and Helmet Heat system will provide year-round protection against the buildup of debris and ice, so your gutters will last longer without the need for repairs. 

Trust Atlas Home Improvement to Install Your Helmet Heat System

Now that you’ve learned more about how the Helmet Heat system works and the benefits of adding it to your home, it’s clear to see why you need Helmet Heat for your gutters. Don’t go through another harsh Michigan winter without giving your roof and gutters the protection they need from ice dams. If you’d like to request a free quote for a Helmet Heat system or ask questions to our expert installers, please call 734-259-4374 or contact us online.

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"WOW! Our gutters look great! Josh And Kamrin arrived right on time and got quickly to work. They were very friendly and didn't mind our 6 year old grandson asking questions. I would recommend Atlas to our friends."

– Kathy S.

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"I have been impressed with Atlas home improvement they do things the way I would. Kelly was our installer and was unbelievably hard-working very conscientious and even went the extra mile and called in a grizzly Veteran plumber when presented with a problem. We have used Atlas before and will again soon!"

– Tony M.

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"Just a quick note to thank Atlas Home Improvement for the new Gutter Helmet install we received today . From the sales representative Hunter who answered all our question about the product and the company itself to the office personnel that scheduled and kept us informed about the date and times the install crew would arrive (Brook). Kevin and Rick did a great job installing and cleaning up afterwards . Thank you Rick for calling us the morning of install just to verify that indeed you would be arriving shortly . Undoubtably one of the best companies I have dealt with . Atlas made it so very easy to keep myself Safe and my home secure from gutter water damage ."

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