While we work through the chores of autumn including raking leaves, you might turn your eye to your seamless gutters and discover. Insidious issues lurk in the fall season that can wreak havoc on your gutter system, especially once winter arrives.
If you need a few reasons to install LeafGuard before winter arrives, consider the following.
1. Leaves Lead to Clogs
That’s right—leaves are still a problem for your gutters, even in the winter. This is especially true if you don’t have LeafGuard installed. If you haven’t cleaned out your gutter system recently, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise once you climb up on the ladder.
Ridding of gutter clogs (or installing new gutter covers) can save you from major headaches later in the season.
2. Heavy Snow Causes Gutter Woes
Snow is heavy. One foot of fresh wet snow can weigh up to 21 pounds! Imagine this amount of weight piling up on your gutters as well as your roof after a major snowstorm.
Not only is the weight of snow an issue, but so is buildup. Gutters simply can’t function correctly when they’re clogged with snow.
3. Ice Dams Can Damage Your Gutter System
Whether we’re talking icicles or ice dams, there are plenty of reasons that ice is one of the biggest woes your gutters will encounter.
If you discover very large ice icicles hanging from your gutters, keep an eye on them but don’t try to remove them yourself. Falling ice is unpredictable and can cause major injury.
Furthermore, ice dams are one of the major downfalls of your gutter system. In fact, if not prevented, ice dams can damage the gutters to the point of no return. Ice dams can accumulate on the gutters and pull them right off of your roof!
How to Protect Gutters in the Winter
Luckily, not all hope is lost when you’re dealing with winter gutter woes. One of the key aspects of protecting your gutters (and your pocketbook) is by investing in gutter protection.
This allows the smallest debris to trickle through the system without resulting in any clogs. Meanwhile, water effortlessly flows through the gutters without all the drama that comes along with it. To experience seamless gutter performance this winter season in the fall, contact us today for a free quote.