As winter rolls on, you can expect to see more snow and ice here in the Northeast. However, if your gutters aren’t ready to protect your home, it could mean trouble. Gutters that don’t drain properly can yield ice dam formations and in turn, lead to water damage in your home. It’s important to turn to P.J. Fitzpatrick for ice dam removal as soon as possible.
There are several reasons why your gutters may not be draining properly. One of the most popular culprits is leaves and debris. If you didn’t thoroughly clean your gutters after the fall season, they may be lined with fallen leaves, twigs, berries, and other items. This debris blocks the path of drainage. Another reason your gutters may not be draining properly is due to shifting. If your gutters are sagging or are pulling away from your home, water may not be able to travel where it should and instead, may be sitting inside.
Ice dams form when there’s nowhere for water to go. When it’s cold outside and there’s standing water in your gutters, it can freeze. As more and more precipitation builds and freezes in your gutters, it forms a dam. This prevents the snow and ice that’s on your roof from being able to drain down and away from your home. If you don’t schedule an ice dam removal right away, the melted water could back up and cause water damage to your roof, attic, siding, and more. It may even make its way into your interior.
Don’t let ice dams cost you time and money. Schedule an ice dam removal from our home improvement experts. We’ll clean out your gutters and make sure they drain properly so they can carry melted snow, ice, hail, and more away from your foundation.