Winter is on its way to Richmond Virginia. If you haven’t taken the time to prepare you gutters for winter weather, fall is the perfect time for this yearly home maintenance task.
Why should you winterize your gutters
Winterizing your gutters helps to protect your home again ice dames in the gutters. If there are any leaves, debris, or blockages water can not escape. In the winter when the temperatures slip below freezing the water turn into ice. Ice can damage your gutters causing cracks, and the weight can cause the gutters to sag away from the roof, or even fall off!
You gutters are there to protect home. If the gutters are damaged your home could face roof leaks, or damage along the foundation.
How to winterize your gutters
First, start with a good gutter cleaning. This means clearing the gutters of leaves, twigs, and debris ensuring that water can freely flow through your gutters. Even if you have gutter screens you need to inspect and clean your gutters.
Second, inspect your gutters for any cracks, holes, and damage. Look to see that the gutters haven’t pulled away from your roof line. While it is raining walk around your home inspecting to make sure that aren’t any obvious damages.
What do about damaged gutters
If you find that your gutters need replacement, contact Richmond’s Affordable Gutters, Siding & Windows by Ron Crumpton.