Winter Gutter Problems You Can Avoid
Timely Gutter Cleaning Can Prevent These Common Winter Issues
Gutters are an essential part of your home, but they are often taken for granted. You know they’re there, but they don’t take a leading role when it comes to home maintenance throughout the year. The thing about gutters is that they need to be looked after year-round; otherwise, they can lead to significant problems that can damage your home. These are some of the most common gutter issues people face over the winter.
Ice Buildup Thanks to Clogged Gutters and Downspouts
Checking your gutters for clogs is critical but so is checking your downspouts. If they are not draining water properly due to accumulated debris, the water that gets stuck can freeze up and block your drainage. That could clog up the entire gutter when temperatures drop.
Damaged Gutters Thanks to Heavy Ice
If your gutters are not cleaned consistently, all that ice that accumulates will start getting heavy. Something your drains and gutters might not be prepared to hold. As the gutters start getting heavier and heavier, they could potentially pull away from the roof, unleashing a bunch of others problems, like breakage.
Water Damage Thanks to Ice Dams
Once again, if your gutters are clogged, your home could start presenting roof ventilation issues. As the snow melts, ice can begin to build up under your roof, and if not addressed in time, this could spread throughout your roof.
Foundation Problems Thanks to Poor Drainage
Draining problems also lead to one of the most common and most important issues: foundation problems. Improper drainage can cause the concrete to crack.
Before you even see signs of these issues, make sure you keep your gutters in check. Leave it to the pros at TipTop Home Pros. Contact us for more information or book an appointment today!