Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prepare Your Gutters for Winter: Ho, Ho, Hott Topper

By Tony Iannelli
Inventor of Gutter Topper and founder and owner, Gutter Covers International 

At Gutter Topper, we believe that hanging Christmas lights is the only time you should ever get up on a ladder and look at your gutters. And with the weather getting colder each day, Gutter Topper now offers a product that will assure you that the only icicles hanging from your gutters this winner will be icicle lights.

Icicles hanging from gutters can be dangerous – to your gutters, your foundation and your own health. That’s why we introduced Hott Topper to melt the ice and snow on top of your Gutter Topper. Hott Topper allows the water to then enter your gutter and protects you from the danger of ice.

19 Degrees outside and Hott Topper keeps Gutter Topper at a toasty 50+ degrees.
I invented Hott Topper after seeing the damage and dangers caused by ice on gutters. As icicles form, the weight can pull gutters from the fascia, leaving you with some big repair bills. Then as the icicles thaw and the water drips onto sidewalks below, the water can pool around your foundation, or refreeze and create icy patches.  And every winter, there are numerous injuries caused by slips and falls on icy patches. When you consider the cost of treating injuries, I knew we had to introduce a way to keep homeowners safe, and that’s why Hott Topper was introduced.

The self-regulating wire of Hott Topper doesn╩╝t need a thermostat to control the heating temperature. When the weather gets cold, your Hott Topper gets hot!

Hott Topper generates heat that melts the snow and ice before it turns into icicles and then lets the melted water go into your gutters and downspout.
Gutter Topper and Hott Topper make the perfect year round gutter guard team.
Here’s what Hott Topper can do for you when the cold winter arrives:
* Eliminate the danger of falling icicles.
* Protect your gutters from heavy snow loads.
* Color coordinated to match your gutter protection and improve the look of your roof line.
* Thermal regulated wire only works when needed – no need for any adjustments for temperature changes.

So when you’re hanging your Christmas lights this year, why not make it the only time you need to even think about your gutters. Contact your independent Gutter Topper retailer and learn how Hott Topper can make icicles a worry of Christmas past.

As a general contractor and craftsman, Tony Iannelli saw the damage caused by clogged gutters, and he knew he could invent a solution in his workshop. That invention was Gutter Topper, which then led to his company, Gutter Covers International, developing a series of gutter protection products.Since then, millions of feet of Tony's gutter protection products have been installed in over 200 markets across the USA, Canada and Europe.