Gutter maintenance is important year-round, but it is especially vital in the winter. In today’s article from your trusted roof replacement contractor Brewster Roofing LLC, we share gutter maintenance tips that are especially handy during the colder months.
Clean Your Gutters
Gutter cleaning should be regularly. Clean gutters are especially important during the winter because they reduce the likelihood of clogging and a host of other gutter problems brought on by a blockage.
Having clog-free gutters ensures that all precipitation is drained as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you don’t want to clean your gutters yourself, hire local roofers to do it for you or to install gutter covers.
Watch Out for Ice Dams
Ice dams are formed when snow melts and then freezes again at the edge of the roof. The added weight of this ice is a serious cause for concern. When the ice dams become too heavy, your roofing structure, including your gutters, might become damaged, or worse, cave in from the weight.
To prevent ice dams from forming, make sure your attic is properly insulated and ventilated to stabilize the freeze-thaw cycle. A heated gutter system is also worth investing in. High-quality gutter heaters raise the temperature of your system just high enough to prevent precipitation from freezing, which means no ice dams will form.
Brewster Roofing LLC is one of the leading gutter and roofing contractors in the area. You can come to us for your gutter and roofing needs, no matter the season. Call us today at (913) 915-5234 for a free estimate on any of our services.