What is Helmet Heat?
The Gutter Helmet® system gives you a two-step method to keep ice damming at bay. It starts with Gutter Helmet’s patented nose-forward design that allows water to flow naturally into the gutter system while keeping out the leaves and debris that clog gutters and contribute to the formation of ice dams.
Helmet Heat® is the companion to Gutter Helmet®. It’s a self-regulating deicing cable that fits inside the Gutter Helmet® patented bracket system and gently warms the Gutter Helmet® panels to stop snow and ice from accumulating along the eaves, gutters and in the downspouts. With Helmet Heat®, snow is melted before it hits the edge of your roof and flows easily through your unobstructed rain gutters and downspouts.
How does Helmet Heat work?
Icicles and ice dams form when snow melts on a warm roof surface and refreezes once the snowmelt hits the roof’s colder eaves. Helmet Heat reduces this process by raising the gutter temperature above freezing. This protects your roof, gutters and downspouts from heavy snow and ice loads that can lead to ice damage and frost erosion.
The Helmet Heat system uses self-regulating heating cables, meaning the cable itself detects changes in ambient temperature and responds accordingly. Our cables cannot overheat and are GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupter) protected. Unlike other heat cables, Helmet Heat provides just enough heat to keep your gutters warm and melt the ice, but not enough to make the cables hot to the touch.
Heavy Duty Commercial Grade Self-Regulating Heat Cable (120/240v)
At the heart of the Helmet Heat system is the heat cable with TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) over jacket. The cable’s irradiated conductive core increases its heat output as the temperature falls and decreases output as the temperature rises, making the system safe and energy-efficient. Since it is self-regulating, no monitoring is necessary.
Safe and Reliable
Helmet Heat cables cannot overheat and are GFCI protected. The system provides just enough heat to keep your gutters warm and melt the ice, but not enough to make the cables too hot to touch. They can maintain continuous temperatures of up to 150°F (65°C) for extended lengths of time through the winter as needed.
Control Box Options
The Helmet Heat system comes with two sturdy weatherproof control/ junction box options
Greatly reduces heavy, dangerous icicles
Icicles are a safety hazard. The weight of accumulated snow and ice can also cause gutter hangers to fail and potentially injure homeowners or pedestrians.
Reduces ice buildup at the edge of the roofline
Ice build-up leads to costly water damage over time as the ice melts without proper drainage. With Helmet Heat, snowmelt drains safely down your gutters.
Reduces ice from forming inside gutters and downspouts
Frozen gutters can’t drain water effectively. Helmet Heat solves this problem and prevents your gutters from sagging from the weight of ice and snow.