When snow on a roof melts, the water flows down to the eaves, which are not heated. It can refreeze and back up in the gutters, forming ice dams. Ice dams can prevent water from flowing away from a house, weigh down the gutters, make them fall down, and cause water to leak into the interior of a house, where it can cause expensive damage.
One of the most effective ways to prevent ice dams from damaging your house is to install gutter heater cables. These cables are run along the eaves and in the gutters and downspouts to melt snow so that it runs down the gutters and away from the house instead of backing up and freezing.
Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to begin to prepare for winter. You don’t want to wait until snow has fallen and ice has already formed in your gutters. Removing an ice dam is difficult and, if not done properly, can cause damage to your house. It is much better to be proactive and take steps to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place.
Gutter heater cables from Ice Arrest can be installed now so that you will be ready when the first snowstorm arrives. You will be able to rest easy knowing that snow on your roof will melt and flow to your gutters, where it will safely be directed away from your house. Contact us today to learn more about how gutter heater cables from Ice Arrest can protect your home this winter.