Ways to Prevent Winter from Damaging Your Gutters

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Many people don’t think of their gutters as something that is of high importance. They’re just there, draining all the water that comes down from the roof. Maybe during fall is when you think they are more important — because of all the rain, but the condition of your gutters matters throughout the year.

Avoiding Winter Damage to Your Gutters

Winter can be slightly rough on your gutters, and if it manages to damage them, you may encounter some serious problems. You may not believe this, but when it comes to gutters, even the most “insignificant” issue can lead to major damages and costly repairs. There is never a good time for flooding or structural damages, so the best you can do is take action to keep that from happening. These are three tips to help you prevent gutter damage during the winter:

How to Avoid Winter Damage on Your Gutters

Keep a Close Eye on Your Roof and Gutters

If there is one thing you should not do, is to neglect your roof and gutters. Regularly inspecting them —every couple of weeks— will help you catch potential issues before they turn into something serious. Check for breaks, gaps or leaks and any evident damage to your roof.

Get Quality Insulation

Keeping yourself and your family comfortable during winter, proper insulation is critical. It also plays a significant role in keeping your heating costs down, and it helps gutters perform their best. Surprised? Good insulation plus proper ventilation helps prevent the formation of ice dams on your roof and in your gutters.

Hire Professionals to Clean Your Gutters

No one will clean your gutters better than professionals will. With their help, you can be sure your gutters are clean and in great condition. That’s one less thing to worry about. Our team of professionals at TipTop Home Pros is ready to give your gutters the best treatment there is. Book your appointment today!

 

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