Ah, winter in Denver…sun drenched sixty-degree days followed by arctic temps and blustering winds. It’s always a good idea to be prepared for what the elements can bring, especially the havoc they can wreak on your home. One often overlooked area is gutters.
The purpose of gutters and downspouts is to divert water away from your house and protect your home and foundation from the effects of pooling water. With snow and sleet being a very real part of our lives during a Colorado winter, we need to be on top of our gutter maintenance. And not only in the spring, when it is easier to haul out the ladder.
On the contrary, it is even more important to be checking your gutters for debris and ice buildup in the winter. As ice expands, the damage to fascia can be severe and a cracked foundation may require thousands of dollars of costly repairs.
Here are some tips from HGTVGardens.com on inspecting and cleaning your gutters during the winter months, which could end up preventing expensive damage:
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In this video, learn some tips and techniques to help you maintain your roof in winter. Learn how to recognize when your roof is damaged, replace tiles, clear your gutters and inspect your chimney.
Well hello Winter! We’ve had some frigid and snowy past few days here in Denver. Now’s a good time to take a peek at your roof and gutters and look for the warning signs of ice dams: icicles. What’s wrong with icicles? Well, the same conditions that allow them to form also lead to ice dams.