The winter weather in New England can be unpredictable, and when the winter storm hits, gutters and downspouts can freeze up into solid blocks of ice. Although this can worrying for homeowners, there are certain things you should know before doing anything further.
When Spring arrives, you would be surprised to see how much damage homeowners make to their gutters because of it freezing up. Hammering or chopping the ice will only do more harm than help. There is only so much you can do other than call a professional as they will have the appropriate tools such as a steam system or hot water application to clear out the ice from your gutters. However, this is a temporary fix as it could snow again days later.
Is there any other way?
Yes, there is. To be patient and wait it out, unless, you are experiencing water dripping in your house then you should react. If you are looking for a solution to prevent future freezes, we would recommend installing a heating panel system, where wires or heating elements will warm gutters and downspout and prevent any ice buildup.
Gutter maintenance is essential for better results, the best thing to do for your gutters is to have them cleaned once every six months. This will ensure no debris or other elements will block the water flow to your gutters and downspout. For more information about our services get in touch and call us at 978-927-5732.