Protect Your Home and Eavestrough with Heating Cables

At Tip Top Trough we understand the importance of maintaining a safe and secure home during the winter months. Ice damming on your downpipes and icicles hanging from your eavestroughs can lead to serious problems, compromising your home’s structural integrity by causing damage to eavestroughs, downpipes, and the roof system. Ice damming may allow water to enter your home and can ruin your insulation, drywall, and flooring which may result in costly repairs.

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Why do icicles and ice dams form on your home and eavestroughs?

Climate change: Frequent fluctuations in seasonal temperatures are resulting in more cycles of freezing and thawing during the winter months. During warmer spells, snow on the roof melts and refreezes at the eaves which will eventually lead to increased ice formation and icicles.

Poor attic insulation or heat loss: Will add to the melting of the snow and ice from the roof when the heat from the home escapes into the attic – causing the attic to be warmer then the outside temp which will induce melting. Heat loss from exhaust pipes and vents on your home will also increase snow melt and ice build-up on the eavestrough system.

Debris in the eaves and downpipes: Getting your system cleaned in the fall before the winter months is important in maintaining your system and preparing it for the winter season. Ensuring that your eaves and downpipes are cleaned properly in the fall will allow water to be evacuated during the winter season when we are experiencing melt.

The Solution: Eavestrough Heating Cables

Why are they important?

Prevent Ice Dams and Icicles: Eavestrough heating cables are your first line of defence against ice damming. By strategically installing heating cables along your eavestroughs and downpipes, you can ensure that melting snow and ice have a clear path to exit your system, preventing the formation of dangerous and destructive ice buildup and icicles.

Protect Downpipes: The downpipes of your eavestrough system are particularly vulnerable to ice buildup. Heating cables are designed to keep these areas clear, ensuring that water can flow freely and preventing potential damage to your downpipes.

Preserve Your Roof: Ice dams can wreak havoc on your roof, leading to leaks, water damage, and even structural issues. By investing in heating cables, you are proactively protecting your roof and preserving its lifespan.

Tip Top Trough can help.

At Tip Top Trough, we specialize in providing creative and innovative heating cable solutions tailored to your home’s unique needs. Our experienced technicians ensure precise and effective installations, maximizing the performance of your heating cables.

Don’t let winter weather compromise the safety and integrity of your home. Contact Tip Top Trough today for a free estimate.

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