Winter is hard on homes for a variety of reasons. But when it comes to winter gutter damage, there are definitely steps you can take to minimize the harm to your home. Our Utah gutter experts can help you avoid damage to your gutters and your home in multiple ways. Read on to find out how.
Winter Gutter Damage – How to Prevent It
Some of the most important steps you can take to avoid winter gutter damage include:
1. Install heat tape.
We are big advocates of heat tape. Our team can install electrical heat tape to prevent the formation of ice dams. When we prevent ice dams, we help you avoid frozen, overloaded gutters and the damage they bring.
We offer several different ice melt systems that we can customize to your roof. After we install them, you can rest assured that no more ice dams will form on your roof.
2. Install leaf guards.
When you think of winter gutter damage, leaf guards might not be the first thing that comes to mind. By mid-winter, all of the leaves have fallen. How could a leaf guard help?
Accumulated leaves and other debris are a major cause of broken gutters. They clog downspouts and lead gutters full of water – water that freezes in winter. All of that ice weighs your gutters down and can eventually pull them off of your roof.
Leaf guards will keep debris out of your gutters so you are much less likely to experience clogs. And debris often still accumulate in winter so the leaf guards will protect your home year-round.
3. Clean your gutters.
If you don’t have leaf guards, cleaning your gutters once winter hits it’s extremely important. All of the leaves that fall on your roof make their way into your gutters. As mentioned above, that debris can cause the gutters to malfunction and eventually lead them to become big blocks of ice. By cleaning your gutters, you significantly reduce the risk of clogs and frozen gutters.
Don’t stress if you don’t feel safe cleaning your gutters in the snow – we can help. Our team is happy to come out and get those gutters clean and we can do it safely.
What’s the Best Way to Prevent Winter Gutter Damage? Call Us!
Every home is different. That’s why we encourage you to contact us and get a customized solution for your winter gutter problems. One of our gutter experts can come out and analyze your unique situation, then give you tailored solutions to address that situation. Best of all, the bid is free! We never charge you until we agree to provide specific services.
Please give us a call at (801) 676-1048 or complete our secure online contact form. One of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible. Take advantage of our expertise and our passion for protecting homes by giving us a call today!