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This Year, Prevent Winter Gutter Damage in a Few Easy Steps

October 23rd, 2017 | No Comments »

This Year, Prevent Winter Gutter Damage in a Few Easy StepsThe winter season can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home. The freezing-cold temperatures and snow can damage everything from sidewalks to roofing, and winter can be especially harsh on your home’s gutters. If you aren’t careful, you might even need to replace portions of your gutter system in the spring. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to keep your gutters safe this winter.

Clean your gutters in the fall.

During the fall, your home’s gutters can get clogged up with leaves, twigs and other debris. If left unchecked, these clogs can cause water to back up in your gutters and allow large ice dams to form in the winter. Clean your gutters in the fall to prevent ice dams from forming and doing serious damage to your gutter system.

Prevent snow from building up on your roof.

If possible, don’t let large amounts of snow sit on your roof for weeks at a time. At the very least, you can use a roof rake to knock off snow that accumulates near your gutter system. Keeping your gutters free of snow will help them to do their job more effectively and prevent damage during the winter.

Inspect your roof and gutters regularly.

Keep an eye on your roof and gutters throughout the course of the year. If you spot any gutter sections that are pulling away from your home or falling off, call your local gutter company to have them repaired sooner rather than later. This way, you can rely on your gutter system to function effectively when you need it most.

Do your gutters need to be repaired before winter sets in? Bell Seamless Gutters can help. Give us a call today at (800) 597-1616 today to schedule a consultation and learn more about all our seamless gutter options.

Written by Walt Bell

Walt Bell

Walt Bell is the owner of Bell Seamless Gutters out of New Jersey. He has over 50 years experience in the industry and serves customers of small homes to large buildings.

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