Snow and ice buildup on the roof may evoke a charming winter scene, but this accumulation can quickly become a hazard when overlooked. In fact, the additional weight of snow and ice buildup can damage your gutters and fascia. Its removal should be your top priority this season. Advantage Seamless Gutters, the expert in gutter installation in the area, shares some ways to minimize gutter and fascia damage caused by snow and ice accumulation.
- Install snow stops on the roof. There are snow stops, or snow dams, available that can be screwed higher up the roofing system. These can limit the frequent flow of snow without hindering the movement of liquid water. But using snow stops has its own downside. Because they are screwed on top of the roof, they may create gaps and openings where water can leak in.
- Position the gutters right. To ensure your half round gutters are not directly in the path of sliding snow, have them installed a bit lower down, with the edge of the roofing system suspended almost halfway over the gutters. But you’ll need to have all of this adjusted accordingly. The gutter system’s position might work well for sliding snow in winter, but not in spring and summer, when the rainwater flowing down your roof may overshoot the gutters.
- Invest in a high-quality gutter protection system. You can turn to Advantage Seamless Gutters for this. We offer exceptional Valor® gutter guards, which come with a sleek design that allows water to drain smoothly through the gutters, while blocking out leaves, twigs, pine needles and debris. But preventing gutter clogs is not the only thing they’re good for.
Our Valor gutter guards also come with an advanced heat tape channel. This ensures the system will remain unfrozen during the winter months, preventing the potential of snow and ice buildup. Because there’s no additional weight to worry over, your seamless gutters and fascia stays sturdy and intact.
When it comes to superior gutter solutions for your home, look no further than Advantage Seamless Gutters. We proudly serve the areas in and around Alexandria, MN. Call us today at (320) 335-2208 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.