Anyone who was in Connecticut last winter certainly knows about the polar vortex. A chill that swept down from the Arctic kept most of the state in sub-freezing temperatures for weeks and sub-zero temperatures for days. This unusual weather pattern caught many homeowners off guard and combined with the snow led to many cases of ice dams.
If you were hoping for relief this winter, think again. According to forecasters at Accuweather the Mid-Atlantic region could see another round of the polar vortex, though not as prolonged as last year.
“Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and February,” Accuweather said. “The polar vortex, the culprit responsible for several days of below-zero temperatures last year, will slip down into the region from time to time, delivery blasts of arctic air.”
However, the forecasters expect the amount of snow to be much less than last year. The winter of 2013/2014 saw 30” of snow while this winter is expected to see that number cut in half. Still, freezing temperatures and snow can be very hazardous for a weak gutter system and if the gutters on your home or business are not up to par, now is the time for an inspection.
Ice dams are extremely dangerous for a roof and if your gutters are clogged and ice does not melt and drain properly you could experience significant problems during the coldest time of the year. Don’t get caught off-guard again, contact CT Gutter today and schedule a gutter inspection that will help you survive the next round of the polar vortex.