If you live in New England it may feel like each winter brings more and more snow and ice. All this snow and ice can often time lead to damage to your home. One of the biggest problems homeowners in New England face is to their gutters. Harsh winter weather can bring excessive ice which can build up in your gutters and prevent water and melted snow to your down sports for proper damage. This backup of water and ice causes runoff to flow over the gutters and creates long dangerous icicles.
Backed up gutters can also lead to roof damaging ice dams. Ice dams are created when snow and ice build up on your roof and then melt and refreeze which and can cause cracks in your shingles. This can allow water to seep into your roof and cause water damage to your home.
The main way to prevent ice dams and other problems caused by improper drainage is to clean out your gutters. Clogged gutters accelerate the process of ice damming and overflow when gutters eventually fill up with snow and ice. Another problem gutters also encounter during the winter months is damage due to excessive weight after a big snow fall. Gutters that are improperly installed can succumb under the weight of snow and ice and end up falling to the ground.
Aqua Barriers Inc. understands the importance of gutters and downspouts to your entire roofing system. We do not only specialization in the cleaning and protection of gutters but also in proper installation. Before the next winter storm hits, contact Aqua Barriers Inc. to make sure your gutters in tip-top shape!