Ice Dam Prevention
The making of an ice dam.
When you heat the inside of your home, warm air rises and escapes through your ceiling to your roof. That heat causes any snow that has accumulated on your roof to melt, sending water down to the coolest part of your roof, where it freezes. This process eventually results in a heavy mound of ice. The ice acts as a dam, trapping a snowbelt behind it and sending water under your roof shingles, where it will begin to leak into your home. Ice dams may also drip and refreeze over the edge of your roof. The resulting icicles add excessive weight to your gutter system, pulling your gutters away from your home and causing potentially extensive damage.
The peril of putting it off til next season
Ice is heavy. While aluminum gutters are durable, they are not made to sustain those extra pounds. One of the most common reasons our customers call us to replace their gutters in the spring is that their system was pulled loose from the house by the weight of accumulated ice and snow.
Unfortunately, that isn’t even the worst-case scenario. Gutters that have pulled away just enough to affect the pitch of the system can result in improper water drainage. That issue cannot be detected from the ground, so low spots and clogs caused by the improper pitch will continue to collect water unobserved—until your gutters overflow, potentially causing major water damage to your home.
Custom Built Ice Melt Systems for Peace of Mind
The complete Ice Melt System is designed with all four seasons in mind. In addition to the protection from clogs that our gutter guards afford, the self-regulated heat cable included in this system melts ice and snow before it has the chance to accumulate.
The Ice Melt System is backed by a 10-year warranty for the self-regulated heat cable, and a lifetime no-clog guarantee. If your system breaks down or your gutters get clogged, we’ll fix it for free, no matter what time of year. It’s that simple.
Keep Your Gutters Free of Debris with MN Gutter Guards
Our Ice Melt Systems not only stops icicles, heavy piles of snow, and dense ice dams from forming, but it also eliminates the annoying clogs caused by leaves and debris during the spring, summer, and fall–making it the only four-season gutter protection system around.
The heavy duty heat tape creates a channel allowing water to pass with a self-regulating heat cable to warm the guard and internal gutter system, eliminating icicles and allowing melted water to flow freely away from your home—even in the coldest winter temperatures.
The Ice Melt System is designed to efficiently disperse heat throughout the gutter system to eliminate the formation of ice in your gutters. It simply works better.
Not only do we back this system with our lifetime, no-clog guarantee—but the Ice Melt Systems comes with a 10-year warranty on the self-regulated heat cable system.