While most of you are thinking about fall, your local Stroudsburg and Poconos area commercial and residential roofing company, Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors is already thinking about winter. Why would we be thinking about winter? If you have been tuning in to our blog you might remember that we discussed the importance of preparing your roof for this upcoming winter — and just like your residential or commercial roofing, your gutters need to be prepped for winter as well.
In today’s blog post, your local roofing, siding, and gutter experts, Nice Shingles Roofing & Exteriors will be discussing the importance of preparing your gutters for wither so that you don’t need to call us for new gutter installation in the spring.
Why Do I Need To Clean And Inspect My Gutters?
Ahh, a question that has been asked since the beginning of time. Why does everyone want to ask this questions? Well, to put it simply, cleaning the gutters is hard, and nobody wants to do it. While cleaning the gutters is an undesirable task, it is completely necessary. In fact, if you don’t clean your gutters before winter you might be looking at some serious damages to both your roofing and your gutters during the winter. While our team of roofing professionals is simply a call away when you need roofing repair assistance, we would much rather it be that you don’t need to call us in the first place. Below, we will discuss a few ways that you can inspect and clean your gutters to ensure that your roof does not become damaged this winter.
Remove Debris From your Gutters
The best way to avoid new gutter installation in the spring is to clear your gutters of the debris that they currently hold. Leaves and other organic compounds can pile up in your gutter, blocking the flow of water away from your roof — and that it kinda the point of gutters. In the winter these clogs can lead to ice dams, potentially damaging your roof, as well as the gutters themselves. By simply scooping out the debris you can make your gutters more efficient before the winter season.
Inspect The Gutters
Over time, the buildup of debris, as well as normal wear and tear from storms can impact the efficiency and structural integrity of your gutters. Before your gutters must stand the weight and trials of winter it is important to inspect the anchor points and seams of your gutter. If anchor points are loose, they should be tightened, and if your seams are damaged they should be repaired.
In addition to the getters themselves, it is important that you inspect the downspouts, ensuring that they are efficiently directing water away from your home.
Want To Avoid This Whole Process?
Cleaning the gutters and inspecting them for damage is a necessary chore, but it can be a lot easier — all you have to do is contact us and as about our seamless gutters and gutter guard installation. Seamless gutters are stronger, more reliable, and custom fitted to your home. Paired with gutter guards, our seamless gutters are more than enough to take on winter. Contact us today for more information or request a free quote.