The snow, ice and freezing temperatures of winter can take a toll on your home, which is why you need to ensure your home is well protected. To that end, don’t neglect your gutters. If you notice any issue with your gutters, immediately seek the help of a reputable gutter contractor like Gutter Helmet® of Eastern NY, formerly Huff ‘N Puff.
Here are the common gutter issues homeowners face in the winter:
When the snow covering your rooftop starts to melt, leaves, twigs and other debris can run down into your gutters, causing clogs. This prevents water and snowmelt from draining properly, which not only harms your gutters but your roof as well. Cleaning your gutters regularly ensures they will work as designed.
At Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY, we have the proper skills and tools to do the job safely and efficiently. Apart from cleaning your gutters, we’ll check their overall state and provide the needed repairs. To keep your gutters clog-free throughout the seasons, we recommend installing Gutter Helmet systems.
Ice dams are usually caused by poor attic ventilation or insulation, and can be exacerbated by clogged gutters. When the snow melts on the upper, warmer part of the roof, it then flows down toward the colder eave, where it re-freezes in the form of an ice dam. Not only can this cause severe damage to your roof and gutters, but it can also pose safety risks to you and your family.
You’ll need to improve your attic ventilation and insulation to avoid this problem. Another way to minimize the risks is to invest in our heated gutter system, Helmet Heat®. This innovative product works by melting any snow and ice that lands on the edge of your roof, reducing the risk of ice dam formation and associated problems.
The heft of snow and debris buildup can cause your gutters to sag. Eventually, this can cause the system to pull away from your home, potentially even resulting in your gutters collapsing. We can fix this issue by replacing the hangers or fasteners. If the damage is beyond repair, however, we’ll recommend installing new gutters.
Let Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY put an end to your gutter woes. Call us today at (855) 483-3678 to learn more about our products and services.