Heat Cable Provides Essential Protection for Durango, CO, Homes

When the roof of your Durango, Colorado, home is covered with snow and ice, the daytime sun causes it to melt and run down toward your roofline. However, once the sun sets and the temperature drops, this runoff refreezes, causing ice dams to form along the edge of your roof and leaving your gutters and roofline clogged up with ice. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for your gutter system to effectively channel water away from your home and could result in ice backing up on your roof. And if there’s one thing you don’t want to have on your roof, it is ice. More often than not, when the ice dam ultimately melts the resulting water will find its way inside the house where it can cause serious structural damage. As the leading gutter installation experts in the Durango area, Southwest Gutter can help you avoid this precarious situation by integrating heat cable in your gutter system.

 

Integrating Heat Cable at Your Roofline

The heat cable that we install is self-regulating, which means it automatically reduces energy usage once the target temperature is reached. This makes it an energy-efficient option as it will only draw energy when heat is needed to melt snow and ice. We can install heat cable inside your gutters and downspouts to keep water flowing freely through your gutter system, as well as along the edge of your roofline to mitigate the formation of ice dams.

 

Choose Helmet Heat® for the Ultimate Gutter Protection

We can also install heat cable in conjunction with our Gutter Helmet® gutter guards to create a Helmet Heat® system that will provide your home with the ultimate gutter protection. With the heat cable installed under the Gutter Helmet®, your Helmet Heat® system will be shielded from the harsh elements and out of the reach of small animals that tend to gnaw on exposed heat cables. What’s more, the Helmet Heat® system eliminates the need to run heat cable in a serpentine pattern on the roofline, which makes for a neater appearance. When paired with Gutter Helmet®, our heat cable carries an industry-leading 3-year warranty, so you can rest assured your gutters will be protected for the long haul.

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If you’d like to learn more about having heat cable or our Helmet Heat® system installed at your home in Durango, CO, or a nearby area, contact Southwest Gutter today to schedule a free consultation.

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“From start to finish, every part of our experience with SW Gutters was great! Getting someone out for an estimate was quick and easy, and they were knowledgeable, able to answer all questions and listen to/adjust for our needs with some particulars of our roof/grading. An estimate was made quickly and accurately, as well as a drawn plan, which was helpful to be able to send to the landlord for review. When the gentlemen came by a few days later (everything was accomplished in a week) to put up the gutters, they answered all questions and were, again, very knowledgeable and friendly. I wanted to wait until we got our first good rain to leave a review, and am pleased to say every downspout was happily spitting out water just where we wanted it (have a specific grade we’re working with around the house). Great to work with this company and I would absolutely recommend them! ”

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