Maintain Your Gutters in the Winter Weather

Winter is a wonderful time of year. Between celebrating holidays and enjoying the beautiful snow, winter is a season many look forward to. However, winter also poses challenges for homeowners, especially when it comes to gutters. It is incredibly important to maintain your gutters during the winter to ensure that they are fully functioning. When gutters are working how they should, they can help to prevent ice dams and water damage. In this blog, we will look at essential tips for maintaining your gutters during the winter season. 

  1. Look for Debris: If you can safely do so, looking at your gutters and searching for debris can help to pinpoint blockages before they cause problems. 
  2. Check for Damage: You can also take a look at your gutters to see if there is any visible damage. From rust to bends to cracks, the faster you discover damage, the sooner you can have it fixed. 
  3. Inspections: We always recommend having an inspection as soon as you suspect there might be any kind of problem with your gutters. We offer free inspections, so if you feel like there is something wrong with your gutters, give us a call to come take a look.
  4. Clear Snow and Ice: After snow or ice storms, if you can safely do so, you can clear away leftover snow that has built up in your gutters. You can try to do this with a rake or a broom. By removing snow and ice as fast as possible, you can prevent water from accumulating and backing up onto the roof.
  5. Trim Trees and Branches: Make sure that overhanging branches are properly trimmed to prevent additional debris from falling into your gutters and clogging them.

As you can see, there are many ways to maintain your gutters in the winter. Taking the extra time to keep them in good shape helps to keep you and your family safe. As always, if you have any questions at all, give us a call!

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