With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’ve likely got a lot on your mind. But, there’s one thing you should never forget; your home’s gutters! While your gutters won’t need to be included on your Christmas shopping list, there are a few things you can do for your gutters to help them work as they should this winter.
It is always wise, before the worst of winter hits, that you have your gutters properly cleaned and maintained. Notice some blockage up there while putting up your holiday lights? Don’t hesitate to give us a call. Eastern Roofing & Siding is your area experts in gutters for Bloomington and we can ensure they’re flowing as they should. Call in Eastern Roofing & Siding who can help or fully carry out any gutter cleaning task, even repair or replace existing gutters on your home. Here is some more information about your home’s gutters and why it’s so important to give them the maintenance they require:
Leaves in the gutter block the ideal flow of rain and other precipitation melt as they accumulate in massive numbers. Wet and soggy leaves that have gathered in your gutters throughout autumn will soon be, if they are not already; frozen. They will then become thawed on and off throughout the winter months, contributing to damaging ice, altering the shape and sometimes overall structure of the gutters themselves.
Another risk that can come with with accumulation of leaves in gutters during wintertime is the added weight of the ice mass. With enough snow and ice the mass accumulates into an ice cluster. The weight of this ice can easily topple and disconnect from your home the entire spouts and gutters network. It is all but essential as a standard means of maintenance for your gutters to keep them void of clutter.
And, if you don’t take care of your gutters, repair may not be an option with severely damaged gutters. Your spouts and gutters could come crashing down at the worst time. But if this does happen, Eastern Roofing & Siding can easily help with the installation of new pieces, if deemed beyond repair. We can even update your gutter system to avoid future leaf accumulation with features like seamless gutters and or leaf screens. To prevent corrosion and rust, coatings that inhibit such are available.
But in order to avoid replacement, it is so essential to have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis. Having leaf screens installed in your gutters is another smart choice to prevent damage.
Do you need help with your home’s gutters in Bloomington or any of the surrounding areas? Call Eastern Roofing & Siding at 651-238-1313, or Contact Us.