4 Ways To Deal With Ice and Snow In Your Gutters

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Winter weather has the potential to do a lot of serious damage to your gutters. Making sure your gutters are prepared for winter is the first step, but there are also steps that can be taken in the winter to help protect and prevent damage from the winter conditions to your gutters.

  1. Roof Rake

One of the best ways to clear the snow off your roof is a roof rake. This also helps to clear the large amounts of snow and ice from your gutters. Ice dams that form in your gutters can cause serious damage to your gutters and block the flow of water, but raking your roof after every snowstorm can prevent these. A roof rake is efficient at removing the snow and ice from your roof without causing any damage to your gutters or roof.

  1. Install Heated Gutter Cables

Installing heated gutter cables on your roof is also a good option. This can be strung along the top of your gutter. This cable will work to melt the snow so that water can flow through your gutters easily. This helps to eliminate the chance of ice dams and snow build up around your gutter.

  1. Improve Attic Insulation

The warm air from your attic seeps out onto the roof and causing the snow and ice to melt in the gutters where it often refreezes and causing ice dams and other problems. So the best way to prevent this is to keep your roof cold in the winter. The best way to do this is to make sure that your attic is well insulated in the space directly under the roof and that the space has adequate ventilation.

  1. Hire Professionals

Sometimes storms hit our homes harder than we expected and we are at a loss for what to do. If your gutters are full of ice dams and in bad shape let a professional help you out. A professional gutter company can help to get your gutters back up and going better than before.

 

Taking care of your gutters in the winter can be a very challenging task when snow and ice come into the mix, but don’t let the winter weather ruin your gutters. Companies like The Gutter Pros have hired professionals that will come and prepare your gutters before a winter storm or come after to help fix your gutters.
Call The Gutter Pros today at 443-880- 4831.  

5 Ways to Prepare Your Gutters For Winter

Winter Gutters

1) Clean Leaves and Debris Out of Gutters

Over time leaves and other debris may fall and begin to clog your gutters. This may seem small, but over time can create bigger issues such as soil erosion, basement flooding, landscape damage and the possibility of mosquito infestation. In order to prepare your gutters for the winter start by cleaning out all of the debris clogging your gutters.

2) Inspect Gutters for Any General Wear and Tear

Once the gutters are cleared the next step is to conduct a general inspection. Take the time to make sure that the gutters do not have any cracks and are ready for the winter months ahead. On top of this also check the joints and check to see if any of the fasteners are loose or missing. If you find any issues with your gutters be sure to attend to them immediately before they grow into bigger issues. 

3) Realign Gutters

The next step is to be sure that the gutter is properly aligned. When the gutter is not aligned as it should be it causes standing water to stay in the gutters. In the winter months, this can turn into ice and cause major problems for your gutters in the future.

4) Add Gutter Guards

Another way to be sure your gutters are prepared for winter is to add a gutter guard. Gutter guards are a good way to keep debris from clogging your gutters. Gutter guards can save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run.

5) Wash Gutters and Clear Downspouts

This is a good last step to check all the work you have done. Take a hose and spray water down your downspouts clearing any excess debris that may have been missed. Check to make sure the water is hitting the ground six to eight feet away from the house. Take this time to also give the rest of your gutters a good wash. This will thoroughly prepare your gutters for the winter season to come.


Getting your gutters ready for the winter is a time-consuming task. Companies such as The Gutter Pros have qualified professionals that will repair or even install gutters. The Gutter Pros also offer services such as gutter cleaning and installation of a gutter guard. If you want to get your home ready for winter, but don’t have the time or proper tools to give your gutters the attention they need then call The Gutter Pros and let them take care of it for you. 

Contact The Gutter Pros today at 443-880-4831.

Here’s Why You Need A Summer Gutter Cleaning

Summer Gutter Clearing

Summer doesn’t seem like the time to be thinking about cleaning or repairing your gutters, but here are a few things to consider.

Spring Is The Rainy Season

By the end of spring, your gutters are sure to be clogged with dirt, debris, leaves or limbs that have fallen on your roof. Summer gutter cleaning is an essential preventative maintenance for your home.

Guard Against Summer Storms

Summer storms and extreme weather can cause major problems with your gutters.  Frequent showers and heavy winds bring debris and possible gutter damage.  Cleaning your gutters can be an excellent way to maintain a healthy gutter system.

Preparing for fall

Cleaning and maintaining your gutters in summer is the best way to prepare your home for fall. When the leaves start falling, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your home is well-prepared for the added weight that will be deposited into your gutters.

Remember that prevention methods cost a lot less than repairs.  Don’t wait until gutter clogs cause damage to your home.  The Gutter Pros can help you with gutter cleaning and repairs.  We also specialize in seemless gutter installation by trained professionals.  We are fully insured and offer onsite FREE estimates.