It’s always a good idea to call your roofing contractor at the first sign of any roofing problem. This is especially important during winters, when your roof can be under immense stress from the snow and the cold. Unfortunately, while most homeowners give special attention to the state of their roofing, they tend to neglect their gutters and downspouts.
Your gutters fill a vital role in keeping your roof and other parts of your home safe against all sorts of problems. As the cold days of winter roll around, it pays to take good care of your gutters to avoid any roofing troubles. Here are a few tips from our experts at Pechacek’s General Contracting on how to get started on some essential winter gutter maintenance.
Clogged gutters can lead to expensive roof repair jobs and flooded basements. Fall season can be particularly brutal for gutters as fallen leaves and twigs often end up clogging your eavestroughs and blocking the flow of rainwater. During winter, this could lead to the formation of dangerous ice dams, which could damage the rest of your roof. Before the season turns, make sure you call a professional to clear away any debris in your gutters and downspouts to avoid clogging problems.
You can also ask your local gutter contractor to inspect the physical condition of your gutters. Over time, the brackets that hold the troughs in place can rust and weaken, which leads to sagging problems. Corrosion is also a common issue for gutters. Regular inspections can help spot these problems before they become serious can save you a lot of trouble once the snowy days come.
If you’re due for a new gutter installation anyway, consider replacing your old system with seamless gutters. Seamless gutters are less prone to obstruction and are actually better looking. Don’t hesitate to ask your contractor about the advantages of upgrading to seamless gutters.
Keep your gutters in great shape this season with the help of our professionals at Pechacek’s General Contracting. Give us a call at (715) 425-9801 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit or request a free estimate on new gutter installations today. We serve homeowners in River Falls and Hudson, as well as other surrounding WI areas.