Breakthrough Heated Raingutter Guard Protects Against Icicle Formations & Filters Snow for Rainwater Harvesting
|Inventors of ‘Gutterglove Gutter Guard’, highly advanced gutter protection systems, have developed a modern solution for regions with elevated icicle exposure – accurately dubbed ‘Gutterglove IceBreaker’. The novel innovation thaws icicles, ice dams and snow loads on rain gutters; offering consumers the unique option to process captured snow into rainwater for later use. The IceBreaker also works diligently to filter out all leaves, pine needles and minuscule roof particles so you are ensured clean water, as well as a clean rain gutter all year round.
Patented technology behind the IceBreaker incorporates a self-regulating heat cable which is built-in to the gutter guard itself; efficiently warming it throughout, as well as completely eliminating concerns of hazardous icicle formations falling and striking an unfortunate victim. In fact, this is an ongoing problem in areas like Russia and even in colder areas throughout the United States such as Chicago, with serious harm and even death reported in many cases. TASS news agency, based in Moscow, reported the death of six separate individuals attributed to icicle formations plummeting from buildings in a central Russian region around early 2008. Rachelle Bowden of the Chicagoist.com, “In 2000, Donald Booth, a Wisconsin man, was walking down the sidewalk past the Neiman Marcus building (in Chicago) when a microwave-size piece of ice fell from the sky, crushing his skull and vertebrae and instantly killing him.”
Robert Lenney, co-inventor of IceBreaker, affirms that his heated gutter guard is truly unique and can eliminate icicle fatalities, stating, “IceBreaker is a true heated gutter guard because it has a built-in channel in the gutter guard itself that the self-regulating heat cable snaps into… This built-in feature for the heat cable allows significantly more potential of conductive heat to radiate through itself and downward inside the gutter.” Standard methods to de-ice rain gutters involve stringing the cable along the bottom side of the gutter, but Lenney argues the problem behind this system is that the oblong shape cable has three sides exposed to cold air – causing 75 percent of the emitted heat to be wasted. He claims the only functional heat is coming from the bottom of the gutter, also adding, “IceBreaker is energy-efficient also, because only one heat cable is needed to melt the ice in and on your gutter. I emphasize a single cable because a couple other gutter guards that claim to be heated use two or three cables to achieve what IceBreaker can do with just one cable.”