Blog Winter Is Coming – Are Rain Gutter Guards in Your Future? September 1, 2020September 4, 2020Jeremy KelseyGutter Protection Have you taken a peek at your gutters recently out of an upstairs window? Did you happen to see a pile of soggy, dirty leaves and debris? Yes, it’s that time of year again when you have to face the unpleasant task of cleaning out your gutters or performing an online search to find a local gutter cleaning service to do the job for you. Based on last year’s winter weather, it’s essential for homeowners in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast to take care of gutter cleaning before the temperatures turn cold. Clear the Gutters to Help Prevent Ice Dams Should you choose to leave a collection of leaves, twigs and debris in your gutters, you run the risk of ice dams forming on your roof. An ice dam is a build-up of ice along the edge of the roof, due in part to a clogged rain gutter system. As snow melts along the upper level, it runs down to the roof’s edge. When the gutters are clogged, this water has nowhere to go and may end up refreezing along the edge and in the gutters. As more snowmelt reaches the ice dam, it will pool and begin to seep underneath the shingles, resulting in leaks and other kinds of water-related damage. Solve Gutter Clogs by Installing Gutter Helmet® Gutter Guards As you contemplate fall maintenance projects, have a gutter cleaning professional come to your home and evaluate your gutter system. Doing so could save you money on costly repairs during the winter months. A long-term solution to gutter cleaning is to install rain gutter guards that offer year-round protection. While there are several companies that can provide viable solutions, only one offers unique, patented construction, can be installed over new or existing gutters, includes a transferrable Triple Lifetime Warranty and has been America’s #1 choice for gutter covers for more than 30 years: Gutter Helmet®. Learn More About Gutter Helmet® To find out more about the best gutter protection system available, call Gutter Helmet today at (800) 824-3772 to request a visit from a local dealer who can explain more about how this system can protect your home and make your life easier.