Are your gutters prepared for the New England weather? If not, you should consider having your gutters inspected before it’s too late. Here are some helpful tips to get yourself started.
Clean your gutters. If tall trees surround your home, then you may understand the pain of seeing leaves, twigs, and other debris clogging up your gutters. It’s important to have them cleaned as rainwater, and melting snow will overflow your gutters which can cause damages to your roof, siding, and even basement.
Install gutter heat tape. During the winter, water can freeze in your gutters, which can turn into ice dams. This can be dangerous and will need a professional to take care of the problem. A contractor will install heat tape or an electric heating cable for gutters. These cables are designed to produce a lot of heat, so it is best to leave it to the professionals.
Use de-icing compounds. If your home has already started accumulating ice and snow on the roof or gutters, use a de-icing barrier. It will help melt ice and snow and prevents ice dams in the gutters. Once this is done, call a professional to inspect your roof and gutters to ensure it is prepared for the winter.
There is only so much an average handyman can work on their home, hiring a professional will help ease your stress when the winter arrives. At Reynolds gutter, we have been the leading gutter contractors in Massachusetts for 25 years. We can safely say that we know what we are doing. Call us for a free estimate at 978-927-5732