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How to Prevent Ice Dams in Your Gutters

How to Prevent Ice Dams in Your Gutters

Oct 09, 2020

Don’t worry, winter weather isn’t moving in on us just yet. However, when it comes to the well-being of your home, it’s never too soon to prepare for the inevitable.

As a homeowner, the last thing you want to find is ice dams in your gutters. Not only can these cause your gutters to sag, but it can also result in damage to the structure of your home.

On the plus side, there are steps you can take to prevent ice dams from forming in your gutters this winter. Here’s what you need to do:

•    Install heated cables: This is the most advanced way to prevent ice dams in your gutters. With these, you have an efficient way to equalize your roof’s temperature.

•    Check for clogs: Before the cold weather hits the area, inspect your gutters for clogs and other problem areas. If you see a potential problem, address it immediately.

•    Add insulation in your attic: This keeps heat inside your home, as opposed to making its way through your attic ceiling and into your gutters.

If you don’t have the chance to prevent ice dams and this becomes an issue during the winter months, don’t do anything that puts your safety at risk. Instead, contact a professional who can assess the situation and help you decide what to do next.

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