How to Unclog Your Gutters and Keep Them That Way

How to Unclog Your Gutters and Keep Them That Way

April 17, 2018

Gutters are prone to clogging. Whether autumn leaves accumulating in your gutter cause the clog, or snow from a cold winter night is the culprit, a gutter clog can and will happen at some point. There are several important reasons to prevent gutter clogs, as you will read below.

Unclog Your Gutters

When your gutters are clogged, precipitation that lands on your roof has nowhere to go. Sometimes you’ll see the downspout trickling water or the edges of the gutter overflowing. Regardless of the reason for the clog, the damage will eventually affect your house. The clog could cause leaks or structural problems that make your roof unsafe. Eventually, you’ll likely need replacement gutters.

The best way to avoid these problems is to prevent clogs in the first place. Here are a couple methods that can help with this.

Unclogging: Debris

If your gutters are clogged with debris like leaves, twigs and dirt, Gutter Helmet® can help.  Classified as a gutter guard, Gutter Helmet blocks debris from entering your gutters, ensuring the smooth flow of water through your system. 

Unclogging: Snow

While Gutter Helmet works well for heavy rainfall and debris, snow and ice create a different scenario. Ice dams that form on the edge of your roof can inhibit the function of your gutters, leading to severe water damage. 

Fortunately, there’s a solution: Helmet Heat®, a type of heated gutters. This system automatically heats your gutters when temperatures reach a certain low, preventing ice and snow from accumulating in your system. This prevents the formation of ice dams.

To learn more about our gutter protection systems, call Gutter Helmet of Eastern NY today at (855) 483-3678.

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