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Clean Your Gutters to Avoid These 3 Water-Related Issues

By October 27, 2014October 18th, 2023No Comments

For a roof, one of the most common and damaging effects of winter is the formation of ice dams. Ice dams form mainly due to heat that escapes from air leaks in the attic. This causes the underlying snow to melt, and this water then runs to the edge of the roof and freezes as ice dams.

Another factor causing the formation of ice dams are clogged gutters. This is supposed to be where the melted snow should pass, but with debris blocking the way, water will just pool along the edge of the roof instead of draining away.

Actually, no matter what season, clogged gutters cause a lot of problems. That’s why it is advisable to regularly inspect and clean your gutters, or to install gutter covers in Milwaukee WI to prevent all the other problems that could arise:

• Leaks and water damage. When water runs over the edge of gutters, it can leak into walls and ceilings, in addition to causing fascia boards and soffit to rot and leaving stains on siding.

• Mold and mildew. If you see mold on your ceiling, water and moisture have penetrated your roofing system. This may be due to standing water that is caused by ice dams. Molds and mildew can compromise the integrity of your roof if not remedied immediately.

• Sagging gutters. When an ice dam gets too heavy, it may cause your gutters to sag or collapse.

One sure way to avoid all of these problems is to have a regular gutter check-up and cleaning schedule, and to have quality gutter protection systems in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, installed. Just be sure to hire experts like Wrightway, your certified local Gutter Helmet® dealer. Just give us a call and we’ll help you protect your gutters against clogging and debris, minimizing the chance of ice dam formation and the dangers they bring.