As for gutters, you will need to conduct a full debris removal when preparing for winter, as well as continual maintenance throughout the winter. During the spring, summer, and fall months, leaves and other debris build up in your guttering system. This debris prevents the free flow of ice and water and can easily lead to leaks.
Because our homes are built with proper attic insulation, ice dam formation should not be a concern. However, heavy, out-of-control snowfall still has the potential to build up on your roof and in your gutters. Without continual and proper removal, this snow and ice has the ability to:
- Detach from roof – potentially land on someone or something
- Cause a roof cave-in
- Cause gutter sections to break away from roof
The key here is safety. With heights and reduced traction in the mix, take all necessary precautions when performing these tasks.