Once the fall season is done, many homeowners think it’s safe to not worry about the gutters. Actually, winter can be even more dangerous than the fall since the weight of snow and ice can create many hazards for a gutter system. If you have been thinking about installing high quality gutter guards for your Connecticut home or business, now is the time to do it.
Gutter guards are great for the fall season since it keep leaves and other debris from falling into the gutter channels and causing clogs in the downspouts. However, winter brings a number of weather related issues and if your home or business gutter has Leaf Relief or Gutter Warrior gutter shields you can ensure that ice dams and heavy snow loads don’t wreak havoc with your gutters or roof.
A common problem in winter with gutters is drainage. Melting snow can cause a sudden rush of water that may be too much for an open gutter. With durable and dependable gutter guard that have special perforated covers, snow and ice melt easily with the water properly draining in a manner that doesn’t overwhelm the gutter system.
Another problem with gutters in the winter is ice dams. After a heavy snow fall it may not warm up for quite some time meaning that snow is going to turn to hard ice. This can cause ice to harden into solid blocks that completely block the drainage of your gutter. When ice and snow become too heavy it weighs down on the gutter enough to cause it to sag. This can cause serious damage to the gutter frame and may lead to needing full gutter replacement. Gutter guards can help prevent ice dams and leave your gutters working properly all winter long.
For more information on installing gutter guards on your Connecticut home, call: (203) 878-2411