A home with a snow-covered roof may look picturesque, but underneath that white accumulation is damage waiting to happen. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to head off winter damage on your roofing system. The premier rain gutter covers installer in the area, Gutter Helmet® of Minnesota, shares some of them here.
Keep your roof well ventilated. Ice dams are a common roofing problem during the winter. They occur when excess heat builds up inside the attic and melts the snow and ice on the roof surface. The snowmelt eventually refreezes along the eaves and gutters, creating ice dams. Proper attic ventilation can help prevent this problem. By allowing for a “cool roof” through smooth and continuous airflow inside the attic, snow won’t melt and run down your roofing system, which, in turn, means no ice dams.
Remove the snow buildup on your roof. Of course, you shouldn’t let snow accumulate on your roofing system either, if possible. The additional weight of heavy snow can put excessive strain on the roof structure, causing its integrity to weaken over time. Clear the snow on your roof periodically to avoid problems.
Consider investing in an ice reduction system. We’ve mentioned how ice dams can be prevented through proper roof ventilation. But if you want to be more sure, you can have Gutter Helmet of Minnesota install a high-quality Helmet Heat® Ice Reduction System on your gutters. This exceptional option features a heavy-duty, commercial grade self-regulating heat cable that melts snow before it has a chance to accumulate at your roof eaves and affect the flow of water through your gutters. Helmet Heat® is used in conjunction with Gutter Helmet rain gutter covers. With this system in place, you can avoid frozen and sagging gutters while keeping your roof sturdy and intact.
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Look no further than Gutter Helmet of Minnesota for high-quality Helmet Heat ice reduction systems that help keep your roof safe against winter damage. Learn more about how our excellent options can benefit you in the long term by starting a conversation. You can reach us by calling (866) 200-5339 or filling out this contact form. We proudly serve the areas in and around Monticello, MN.
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