Why Do Some Homes Have Heated Gutters?


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Some homes have heated gutters so ice does not build up in them over long, cold winters. When ice builds up in the gutters, icicles can begin to hang down over the gutter, which can cause damage to the roof, gutters and home.

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Raindrop Gutter Guard Systems creates heated gutter cables for many types of roof and gutter materials, including shingles, metal, plastic, wood and tar. Moonworks creates a self-regulating coil that adjusts to the temperature outside to make sure ice does not build up. The product is also GFCI protected, so it does not overheat, which can cause damage to the home.

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