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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Why You Should be Thinking About Ice in Your Gutters – Now!

With Fall fast approaching, now is the time to plan ahead for protecting your roof and gutters from the winter weather that will eventually return.

Severe winters can wreak havoc on your home and landscaping but it can be equally as damaging on your roof and gutters.  Taking preventative steps now can be a wise home investment when the season once again turns to winter.


 Gutter Covers International has a product called HottTopper™ that addresses the problems caused by ice dams and icicles hanging from your gutters, including resulting damage to your basement.  Don’t procrastinate and wait until your gutters already have ice and snow on the roof before you call your local Gutter Covers retailer about installing this very popular product.  Not only can it be too late to prevent damage, but also it can be hard to find someone to install the product during bad weather conditions.

Right now is the best time of year to do some preventative maintenance that can protect your gutters, home, basement and landscaping – long before you face winter’s wrath.  Doesn’t it make more sense to have your roof and gutters worked on when the weather is cooperating?


Icicles hanging from gutters can be dangerous – to your gutters, to your foundation and to your own health!  Hott Topper™ melts the ice and snow on top of your Gutter Topper gutter covers.  And Hott Topper™ allows the water to enter your gutter to protect you from the danger of ice.


As icicles form, the weight can pull gutters from the fascia, leaving you with some big repair bills – and winter is a very tough time of year to make outside home repairs.  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, we knew it was important to keep homeowners safe and that’s why we created Hott Topper™.


The self-regulating wire of Hott Topper™ doesn’t need a thermostat to control the heating temperature.  Only when the weather gets cold does your Hott Topper™ get hot – which is why now is a great time to install Hott Topper™ on your home.  Hott Topper™ generates heat that melts the snow and ice BEFORE it turns into icicles and then lets the melted water go where it is supposed to – into your gutters and downspouts.

So while you are enjoying this beautiful end of summer weather, why not plan ahead to eliminate one winter maintenance headache that you don’t need.  Contact your local Gutter Topper® retailer and learn how Hott Topper™ can be one of the wisest home improvements you make.


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