Location: 2615 Thayer Drive Saint Joseph MI 49085
Products Installed: Lifetime Warranty Heated Charcoal Gutter Topper
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter protection contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan installed the Heated Gutter Topper system on this home. The roof had experienced significant ice buildup due to lack of proper ventilation. Heated Gutter Topper is not the first line of defense against icicles or ice dams forming at the eave edge. Proper ventilation is at the forefront of the fight against ice. Its common that the build up of ice is due to the inability of the roof to cycle airflow at differing temperatures inside and outside the home. Icicles or ice dams appear due to the melting of snow on your roof. The water runs down the roof and then refreezes at the edge. Many preventative measures can be taken to eliminate this icy culprit. These include; unblocking intake vents, replacing older static vents with a filtered ridge vent, adjustments of the insulation, and installing an adequate number of vents. All of which can be accomplished with a roof replacement. Another preventative measure product that helps alleviate this issue is the Heated Gutter Topper system which will melt away the ice built up at the edge near the gutters.
Gutter Topper was specifically engineered to be installed over your existing gutters however, Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter cover contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan recommends that we replace your gutters if your current gutter system was originally installed with the outdated spike and ferrule fastener system as those systems are almost impossible to be adjusted for proper drainage.
If your existing gutter system is in relatively good shape Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan our installation methods includes a Gutter Tune-up that includes “dry” cleaning out your existing gutters, repitching them where and if they need to be and resealing any leaking seams that the homeowner points out to us. This fee also includes taking over responsibility for your existing gutter system as well if the system is relatively new so that you won’t have to call the original gutter company. We also specialize in installing new seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts as well if you need new gutters.
The Heated Gutter Topper System
The Gutter Topper gutter cover system already includes a unique Ice Release™ system. The Ice Release™ system uses the natural expansion and contraction of the aluminum panel as the temperature outside fluctuates. This process helps move the ice off the edge of your roof and onto the ground.
The Heated Ice Release™ system uses a tough low voltage cable which helps eliminate icicles at the eave edges of your home. This cable can be installed inside your existing gutter system with the Gutter Topper gutter covers installed on top.
We simply choose a downspout location that is nearest an electrical outlet and notch a hole on the side of the downspout and insert the special cable. This cable is then fed down to the end of your downspout where the water flows out and then is run back up the downspout to where the downspout connects to your gutters. The cable is then is routed and is installed on the inside bottom of your gutter to the end of your gutter system. We then attach the cable to the underside of the Gutter Topper gutter covers.
In the late fall customers normally turn on their system and leave it on for the entire winter. Our low voltage system does not use much energy at all.
Testing and customer experiences have told us that it is best to leave the system on at all time rather than to fail to remember to turn the system on at least 6 hours before snowfall. If you fail to do so it may take several days for the system to catch up and melt any ice that has formed. In addition, under heavy snow conditions we have found that it may also take several days to melt off any icicles however, experience has shown that on average during the worst conditions icicles will be kept to a minimum and no larger that your fingers.
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- Reduces damage to facades and roofs
- Is installed along the edge of the roof or in places where there is a risk of ice and snow formations
- Roof damage is prevented by an efficient and free draining of melt water
Why is Gutter Topper Superior when Compared to other Gutter Covers?
While there are many gutter guard systems on the market today only Gutter Topper passed independent tests for debris infiltration, torrential rain flow (22” per hour), hurricane force winds (110mph), handle the heavy weight of ice and snow (1,200lbs. per square foot) and be rated the number one solid metal gutter guard on the market today by a leading consumer testing magazine.
How Gutter Topper Keeps You Safe!
Gutter Topper is a permanent solution to having to constantly climb dangerous rickety old ladders putting your health at risk to keep you gutters clean. Every year, over 100,000 homeowners fall from ladders and are seriously injured. Many fall from heights as low as 10 feet and spend an average of $4,000 on hospital co-pays, prescription drugs, lost wages, and physical therapy.
Ask yourself, is it worth the risk?
- Gutter Topper costs less than this to install on an average single-story home
- There could be additional long-term health effects resulting from the fall Safety is one of the smartest reasons for installing Gutter Topper on your home.
- Statistics from: Consumer Protection Agency and OSHA
How Gutter Topper Protects You, Your Home & Enhances Your Home
Besides protecting you from climbing a ladder to clean out your gutters year after year, Gutter Topper protects your property by eliminating clogged gutters.
- Helps stop gutter overflows that could damage landscaping, walls foundation, and basement
- Keeps birds and pests from nesting in gutters
- Helps protect against harmful mold, mildew and rot.
All this protection is enhanced by the value and curb appeal that Gutter Topper adds to your home:
- Custom fit and attractive design
- Attached to your gutters and house, it strengthens your existing gutters
- Available in 13 standard colors and genuine 16 oz. copper
- Low-profile that blends into the roofline
- No unsightly mounting brackets or hangers
Please don’t hesitate to call Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter repair contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan for a free inspection, review of your proposal today. Our office will return your call promptly and setup an appointment with you to inspect, measure and review your customized proposal and answer any questions you may have about our products and installations.
Dennison Exterior Solutions & Gutter Topper as gutter guard contractors in Saint Joseph Michigan has well over 5,000 satisfied customers in the Western Michigan and Northern Indiana areas. Our average customer satisfaction ratings are superior to any other contractor in the area with a 5 Star rating and “A” rating from our customers.