During the winter season, you need to be more attentive of your home as the brutal weather conditions can easily cause damage to the exterior. Your gutters are one of the areas that you need to be concerned with as the winter conditions can cause various kinds of damage to them. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can take care of your home’s gutter system.
In this article, the roof replacement professionals of Genesis Roofing give you tips to properly care for your gutters this winter season.
Inspect Seams and Anchors
During the winter season make sure to check for leaks and have a professional see if your gutters are still firmly attached to your home via the gutter spikes. As much as possible, gaps shouldn’t be apparent between the fascia and gutters. Otherwise, your gutter won’t work as well as it should.
Before the winter season is in full swing, have a gutter and roofing contractor clean your gutters and remove as much debris possible from your gutter system. Not only can they clog your gutters and downspouts, causing moisture damage to your roof but they can also add too much weight on your gutters. This can cause your gutters to sag and pull away from your home, which can be a problem no matter what time of the year it is.
Prevent Ice Dams
Ice dams are the number one enemy of your roof and gutter systems. This is because they’re a major cause of moisture damage and they can also cause structural damage to your roof. With that in mind, prevent ice dam formation by ensuring proper roofing insulation and ventilation, and keeping your gutters clear of debris. The latter will allow snowmelt to drain properly, preventing standing water that can refreeze and turn into ice dams.
Make your search for a roof repair services provider easier by turning to Genesis Roofing. When it comes to commercial and residential roofing services, we are the number one professionals to approach and we won’t let you down! Give us a call at (515) 200-1973 or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve homeowners in Des Moines, IA, and other nearby areas.