Keeping your gutters clear and healthy during the cold months can be challenging. Winter is the worst season for gutters, as the windy and snowy conditions can bring unwanted foliage, ice and other elements, which can end up destroying your gutters.
Chase Roofing LLC, your trusted contractor for gutter and roof repair, shares a few tips to help you maintain your gutters properly this season.
Remove clogs by cleaning regularly. While slow-draining gutters may be a pain in summer, they can lead to costly repairs in wintertime too. Standing water caused by clogs can freeze and cause cracks in both your gutters and downspouts. Use a gutter cleaner to remove any debris left in your gutters. Better yet, call in a professional to ensure successful and safe maintenance for your exteriors.
Be proactive about ice dams. Ice dams form when heat from your attic melts the snow on your roof. This will trickle down to your roof edge, refreezing when exposed to colder air. Needless to say, ice dams can be particularly hard on your gutters, as they can block moisture from completely passing through your system. Talk to your contractor right away to come up with a solution – whether it’s clearing these ice dams out or initiating gutter repair.
Install gutter guards. As they cover your gutters, they are one of the best ways to prevent clogging during winter. Gutter guards like the ones we offer at Chase Roofing LLC create a physical barrier that lets water in and filters debris out. Ultimately, they reduce the level of maintenance your gutters require and set your mind at ease.
Climbing a ladder to inspect and maintain your gutters by yourself is never a good idea. The best option is to leave your winter gutter maintenance to the pros. For over 30 years, Chase Roofing LLC has served hundreds of local homeowners and building owners, meeting their needs whenever necessary. Whether you need gutter repairs or new roofing, we can help.
Call us at (757) 333-0052 or complete our form to schedule a FREE consultation. We serve homeowners in Newport News, VA, and the surrounding areas.