Frozen gutters and downspouts are a common occurrence in winter. However, there are steps that you could take to prevent this kind of problem or at least minimize the risk.
CQ Construction & Roofing, a trusted expert in metal roof replacement, shares some tips on what you can do about frozen gutters and how you can prevent them.
How to Deal With Frozen Gutters
If your gutters are frozen solid, it might be best to wait it out. You can try to thaw out your gutters, but this is more of a temporary fix. You’ll likely see the same area of your gutters frozen again in just a few days. Keep in mind that you’re not supposed to use salt or other chemicals to melt the snow off your gutters and roofing. Apart from damaging your roof and gutters, they may also end up producing runoff that’s harmful to plants.
If you think the problem has reached the underside of the shingles and water has started leaking into your home, you should call a residential roofing company ASAP.
How to Prevent Frozen Gutters
Prevention is always key. While freezing is inevitable in winter, remember that there are ways for you to minimize the risk of damage to your gutters and roofing.
For instance, having your gutters cleaned by a professional every six months can do so much to reduce any freezing-related damage. Debris usually blocks up the water and prevents it from flowing through the downspouts. In winter, this water gets frozen and adds weight to your downspouts and gutters.
Whether your project involves new roof construction or repairs, CQ Construction & Roofing is sure to handle the job satisfactorily. Call us at (850) 683-4169 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Crestview, FL, and the surrounding areas.