As winter approaches, it’s important to take care of your gutters system before the harsh weather hits. Winter can be particularly hard on your home. If your gutters aren’t ready for the stormy weather, your home can be at risk. Severe weather can cause snow, ice and water damage to your home if the water is not able to drain correctly away from your home. We recommend the following for your gutters to help keep your home safe this winter.
Get Your Gutters Cleaned
If you aren’t able to clean your gutters on your own, have them cleaned before the heavy winter weather hits. The easiest way to begin preparing for the winter months is to get your gutter system cleaned in order to handle ice, snow and water. This should be done before the weather is freezing to make it easier to fully clean out your gutters. If your gutters have debris in them, this can cause serious ice buildup and your gutters are not going to work properly.
Make Sure Your Gutters are In Good Shape
Gutters can rust or corrode over time. This can lead to leaks in your gutters system or cause segments to break away from your roof line. Have your gutters inspected to make sure there are no clogs in your downspouts, and that water can drain freely away from your property. If any damage to your gutters is noted in the inspection, have the problems taken care of right away. Protect your home during the winter with a gutter system that is working well.
Use Additional Extensions
If you expect heavy water drainage needs this winter season, use flexible extensions at the end of your downspouts to move water further away from your home. These can also help direct water away from your walkways, which could potentially freeze and cause a hazard. Stay safe this winter by making sure water drains far away from your driveway and home. If this is a yearly problem, look for a more permanent solution.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters for Gutter Maintenance & Repairs in Vancouver
For a free estimate to repair or replace your gutters, contact us at Weatherguard Gutters. We have been working with homeowners throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for more than 25 years and we are ready to provide you with an estimate to see how you can improve your home gutter system.