How to Winterize Your Gutters
When winter hits, the last thing on your mind is how to winterize your gutters. But clogged and sagging gutters can become damaged with the weight of snow and ice. Gutters can be costly to repair or replace. Here are four steps to winterize your gutters for winter and give you peace of mind.
Remove the debris and leaves from your gutters.
When it snows, the weight of snow and ice, on top of the debris and leaves, could cause your gutters to detach and fall to the ground.
Inspect gutters for wear and tear.
Look for cracks to seal, check the joints and ensure any gutters are in proper working condition. Also, look for any missing or loose fasteners.
Consider adding downspout extensions.
To help keep ice, snow and water away from your basement and foundation, add a gutter extension of 3 to 5 feet to help pull the water safely away from your home.
Install gutter guards.
To help protect your gutters, consider having a gutter guard installed to help keep leaves and debris out of your gutters all together.
It’s important to make sure your gutters are ready for winter and free of any leaves and debris, so they do not contribute to the damage and destruction of your gutter system. Clogged gutters cannot direct water away from your home and can cause major damage in the winter if water is allowed to freeze, thaw and refreeze on your roof.
If you are looking for help to winterize your gutters or need a preventative solution, call BB Roofing and we will walk you through all the options that fit your needs and your budget. Wouldn’t it be nice to have new windows in time for winter? And you’ll save money on your heating bill. Call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation estimate today!