Heating cables are recommended for the roof of homes located in colder regions, assisting in the prevention of roof damage from frigid, snow-drenched winters that can be costly to repair.
Heating cables are installed through the gutters and downspouts to prevent ice from forming on your gutters. When ice freezes, and then melts, it can cause excessive damage to your roof. But heating cables can prevent that from happening.
We at West Side Roofing can determine where your roof might have trouble spots that can be protected by heating cables. But before you decide, let us go over the pros and cons of heating cables.
• Heating cables prevent icicles from forming, keeping water from finding a way into your home once melted.
• Heating cables are fairly budget-friendly and can prevent more expensive problems that may happen when ice freezes and thaws as the temperatures rise and fall.
• Heating cables are visible, which some homeowners may not find appealing.
• The electrical side – finding a power source, hooking up the cables, and making sure the cables are safely installed can be difficult, so an electrician is recommended.
If you’re interested in heating cables for next winter, give us a call at West Side Roofing, 877-881-7663.