How Snow Affects Your Gutters

Everyone has a different opinion when it comes to snow. Some people love how pretty it looks in their front yard and how the world seems to stand still when snow is falling. Other people hate having to shovel it away and that it causes roadblocks when there’s too much of it. No matter your opinion on snow, there is one thing we all can agree on: snow affects your gutters. Wondering how? We have answers.

Snow can weigh down your gutters.

If your gutters aren’t clean and clear to allow melting snow to flow out of them, the snow will sit atop your roof and gutters, potentially weighing them down. This can cause them to detach from your fascia or even come off your home altogether.

Ice can break your gutters.

If all that snow gets stuck in your gutters and temperatures drop, the ice can spread into the joints of your gutters, potentially causing them to crack or come apart. While it isn’t necessarily hard to fix the crack, if there’s ice stuck in your gutters, you’re going to have a difficult time making that repair.

Snow can cause water damage.  

If ice is stuck in your gutters and snow is stuck on your roof with nowhere to go, all that moisture can start to affect your roof and your wooden framing. Once it starts to melt, you can end up with a major moisture problem in your home.

At Keystone Gutter Helmet, we care about protecting you and your home from winter weather. That’s why we provide gutter helmet protection systems to help keep your gutters clean and free from standing water and ice dams. For more information or to get a free quote call us at 610-372-4383.