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mattlila

04:59AM | 01/24/04
Member Since: 12/11/03
18 lifetime posts
Bvroofing
Hi,
There are a lot of heavy icicles hanging from the edges of the Gutter Helmet. Would that cause ice dam formation and damage the roof?

Thanks for your time.

jerryheilman

08:10PM | 02/28/04
Member Since: 02/28/04
8 lifetime posts
you paid good money for your Gutterhelmet, email them their website is www.gutterhelmet.com they can answer anything and maybe determine a fix or problem.

mattlila

05:32AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 12/11/03
18 lifetime posts
Thanks, I already did. They said it is ok. The helmet protects the gutter from expanding and contracting.


devildog

06:14AM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
You should be able to see any ice dams above the gutter.

Have you looked into why you're getting so many icicles and/or ice dams?


jerryheilman

09:23PM | 03/02/04
Member Since: 02/28/04
8 lifetime posts
Ice in a gutter can and will destroy it. Give it a year or two and it will likely be hanging off the eaves, leaking badly or look guite damaged. Take pictures you may need them. This ice may be the result of another problem. Possibly heat loss from the house/attic. The Gutterhelmet might have a negative effect on water running away by shading the gutter and refreezing water when it touches the cold metal. A completely covered gutter is nice for leaves but Gutterhelmet may have a class action law suit on their hands as this idea doesn't seem to me to be winter friendly. Keep me informed as to how it goes. You can feel free to use my statments if your still concerned. Water and rarely ice whould only be inside the gutter. If it is ouside the gutter there IS a problem!
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