I put in a gutter guard system this spring( has 1/8th inch hole pattern) for my troughs... Was wondering if I now should electric heat trace the gutters and roof line so that ice and snow don't form overtop. Any thoughts or advice?
You don't say where you are. If you have proper soffitt/ridge vents installed, melting from underneath should not be an issue. Melting from above by the sun is beyond our control. We generally have mild winters, but I have not had an ice dam issue since I installed soffitt/ridge vents.