Homeowners usually clean their gutters in the fall, ahead of the snowfall and freezing temperatures. But that does not mean you cannot have your gutters cleaned during the winter. Gutter cap installer Gutter Helmet® discusses more here.
Gutter Cleaning Prevents Winter Problems
Cold weather can be especially harsh on your gutters. Unlike in the warmer seasons, backups from clogged gutters can freeze in the bitingly cold months, leaving more problems in its wake. Ice dams can form if the downspouts are blocked with fallen leaves and other debris. All this extra weight can cause your gutter system to sag and pull away from your roof.
Since winter brings all the snow and ice, it is good to have your gutters cleaned by professionals. This is particularly beneficial if your gutters are prone to developing ice dams. A gutter cleaning specialist can safely remove debris from your gutters and remedy any problems, like cracks or loose sections, while you stay warm and cozy inside your home.
How to Protect Your Home With Gutter Guards
Many people are now opting to have a gutter shield or guard installed. While you cannot prevent snow from falling on your roof, you can prevent it from wreaking havoc on your gutters with an effective gutter guard protection system.
Gutter covers like Gutter Helmet shed rain and snow off the gutters. They also have a feature called Helmet Heat®, which keeps the roof free of ice dams, providing enough space for water to run off into your downspouts and the drainage system located in the ground.
Gutter Helmet is a premier source of the best gutter guards on the market. Call us today at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our top-notch products and services, or fill out this contact form to request a free, no-obligation estimate.