After one heck of a winter, and leaking roofs, started looking for
a roof de-icing cable system for roof, gutters and downspouts. Called a couple of companies and most want around $4K to install
a system on ranch-size home. Also have "gutter guards" installed and they actually seem to make the icing worse compared to those houses with just plain ol'gutters.

So was curious if anyone has suggestions for a DIY system since the premise seems pretty straightforward. Have used heat tape products before for pipes.