The Fall & Winter Guide To Caring For Your Gutters

Category: Gutter Systems

Saratoga Springs gutter cleaningDuring the fall and winter is when you need your gutters the most, and when they do the most work. However, failing to take precautionary steps to prep your gutter system for this time of year could be detrimental. Autumn and the cold weather to follow, here in Saratoga Springs, can be taxing to rooftops and gutters, but you can set yourself up for success by investing into care for these components of your home.

Get Proactive About Preventative Care

Some of this you may be able to take care of on your own, but it is almost always a better idea to leave it to professionals. Here is some of what you should know about caring for your gutters in the fall and winter:

First and foremost, you know you need to clean those gutters out. If possible, this should be done before the leaves start to fall. Any debris already there will only get trapped under a bed of fallen leaves. Then, of course, it is necessary to do so at the end of fall, although it doesn’t hurt to do this periodically during the season too.

This is the ideal time to inspect and repair your gutters and downspouts. The problem is that any existing repair needs are likely to be masked during the winter, partly because you are hiding inside where the heat is, while the exterior of your home takes a beating. Winter ice and snow melting could be leaking from your gutters and you’d never find the problem or resulting damage, until the spring thaw rolls in.

Fall and winter are the perfect time to address the need for maintenance. Schedule a time for this service, with a reputable industry professional, and ensure that your gutter system is ready to take on the messy weather and freezing temperatures. Your gutters, like your plumbing, can freeze up and wreak havoc on your home.

Although gutters do not cause ice dams, they can be the foundation for ice dam formation. Ice dams are actually the result of insufficient insulation. The lack of proper insulation causes the edges of the roof to be colder than the center, due to heat loss. Ice forms and then traps melting snow, forcing water under shingles.

The Time is Now!

Savvy homeowners know that the time to get this type of gutter maintenance is now. Smart locals also know that the company to call on, for this type of work, is Mountain Top Seamless Gutters Inc. We are dedicated to partnering with our clients to ensure that they receive the best possible workmanship and results – all year long.

If you are looking for a professional Saratoga Springs gutter cleaning contractor then please call 518-695-3270 or complete our online request form.