After that long, cold, and dreary winter, it’s finally spring again! Spring’s relatively warmer and calmer weather provides us with a great opportunity to inspect each part of our house that might’ve sustained some damage during winter’s icy barrage.
One part of your house that really needs to be inspected and repaired (if necessary) is the gutter. The gutter is an important component in your house as it diverts water away from your home, protecting your walls, windows, doors, soffit, fascia, and even the very foundation of your house from water damage. Furthermore, the gutters also keep your garden and landscaping safe from erosion.
During winter, one of the most challenging issues most Albany residents face is the formation of ice dams on our gutters. The weight of the ice dam causes our gutters to sag, break, and eventually fall, especially if ice damming during the winter was neglected, resulting in a large (and heavy) chunk of ice. Also, the constant subzero temperatures of winter and the non stop snowing, whose weight adds to the pressure on your gutter in Albany, NY, will surely take its toll on your gutter’s stability. And if your gutters fail, repairs all over the house will surely be extensive, which of course will result in bigger costs.
So, now that the weather has finally calmed, you can now check on your gutters and make sure that it is still in good condition after that punishing winter we just had. Don’t worry, if you’re not comfortable with ladders, you actually won’t have to climb your roof. Just walk around your house and keep an eye out for these sure signs of gutter failure:
- Bent, hanging, cracked, and rusty gutters and hangers. The constant barrage of Mother Nature during winter will surely damage the integrity of your traditional gutters. Huff ‘N Puff offers seamless gutters that are made from heavy gauge aluminum, so you know they will last longer than regular gutters. The absence of gaps also means that water flows cleanly throughout the entire length of the gutter.
- Water trickling at the sides and fascia. This could only mean that the gutters and/or downspout are probably cluttered with debris or otherwise clogged, causing the water to back up and spill over the sides. Huff ‘N Puff also has gutter guard systems that make cleaning your gutters a thing of the past! Gutter Helmet stops leaves and debris from entering your gutters but redirects rainwater straight into your unobstructed gutters and away from your roof.
If you see any of these problems, make sure to contact the gutter experts in Albany and the surrounding areas, Huff ‘N Puff. Our team of experts does repairs and gutter installation in Albany, NY and the surrounding towns. Just give us a call to learn more about our products and services.