The colder months are coming, and for many people that means snow, sleet, rain, and more. The weather can be unpredictable at this time of year; what was a sunny day in the morning could become a blizzard by the afternoon. And with all that snow on your roof, it’s important to make sure that your gutters are clear before winter arrives! Gutters are designed to drain water away from your house. When they’re clogged, the gutters can’t do their job of helping ensure that rainwater doesn’t cause damage and erosion around the foundation or seeping into drywall, floorboards, electrical outlets and more. This means it’s easier for water to get in through cracks. Here are just some of the many reasons why you should clean your gutters before the winter months.
Clogged gutters can cause all sorts of problems for your roof, from the smallest to the most destructive. For one thing it might lead to wet insulation and bring on dangerous mold or mildew that could contaminate any belongings you have inside. If left unchecked this can eventually affect structural framing in a home as well as potentially leading down into your foundation itself!
The first sign of an ice dam is a huge icicle on the eves of your home. When water begins to freeze, it will begin slowly building up and can eventually cause problems like tearing off gutters or overflowing inside homes when they are left untreated. If you have gutters that clog up during the winter, snow raking is an excellent way to prevent ice dams from forming. Clogged gutters are dangerous because they can cause your roofing material to become degraded and eventually break under the heavy weight of accumulated snow or rain water.
Water is the bane of any homeowner as it can cause all sorts of problems. If water overflows from your gutters and pools along your home’s foundation, it will eventually end up freezing which in turn allows for expansion that could generate cracks with a sturdy foundation. Cracks of this kind are typically more serious because they signal severe structural damage to one’s property; these types usually run horizontally across the surface instead vertically down like most other kinds you may find.
The best time to clean out your gutters is before the winter so that you can prepare for the coming snow and ice. Gutter Cleaning is another service that E-Z Window Cleaning offers to our clients. We understand that most homeowners are not comfortable on ladders. Our employees have formal safety training coupled with experience on ladders to safely perform the job.