It still feels like fall here in NC, but we think snow is coming this year. How can you save money, keep your house warmer, and not pay for lots of damage? Weatherizing your home will save you energy and money in the long run. At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we can help! We offer many insulation services. We also offer many services when it comes to your gutters, including routine cleaning and maintenance. Call us today!
When snow hits, keep in mind that it can damage your gutters. But remember that many types of snow, cold, and ice can wreak havoc on your gutters – not just snow. Ideally, snow and ice would thaw and run into your gutters. In real life, constant subfreezing temperatures tend to hinder that process. As a result, ice and snowpack can build up inside the gutters, which produce additional weight on the gutter sections and the fasteners that hold them. Over time, this added stress can cause gutters to buckle, bend, separate, or pull away from the roofline of a home.
So how can you reduce snow and ice damage to your gutters?
Keep your gutters clean during the winter if you want to avoid replacing them altogether. If leaves, twigs, and other debris are allowed to build up inside gutters, it facilitates the formation of ice and snow blockages which stop water from running off into drains. When this water has nowhere to go, it does one of two things: either drips onto the ground below, causing landscape erosion and icy patches on pavement; or it freezes inside the gutters, creating even more stress on the entire guttering system.
Gutter covers will help your gutters avoid damage from snow, ice, or cold. Prepare ahead of cold winter and have gutter covers installed so that you don’t end up with a bigger bill than you’d like to pay for in the future.
At Alamance Insulation and Gutters, we’re here to help with all your insulation and gutter needs. Serving the Triad area in North Carolina, you can trust Alamance with your insulation and gutter questions and needs. Whether your home is in Greensboro, High Point, Burlington, or the surrounding areas, we’re ready to get you prepared for winter.