Connecticut winters can be rough on your roof. One bad hail storm can have homeowners scrambling to call their local roofing contractor for damage control. It’s not surprising that many people take precautions to keep their roofs safe this season. However, while you’re preparing your roof to face days of snow and hail, it’s important to give your gutters an equal amount of attention.
Gutters are a vital part of any roofing system. Its primary purpose is to drain water from the roof when it rains. In winter, when most of the runoff comes from melting snow, gutters help channel water and moisture away from your roof and home and into a safe drainage site. Here are a few tips from our experts at V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. on how to make sure your gutters are in good shape this season.
Trim Nearby Trees
Falling branches from trees close to your home can cause enough damage to warrant a roof repair job. This is not all it can do, however, as leaves and other debris can also end up in your gutters and cause clogging problems. Clogged gutters lead to a lot of roofing problems. During winter, it can also lead to the formation of dangerous ice dams. Keeping nearby trees trimmed and overhanging branches cut will go a long way to protect your gutters and roof from any trouble.
The fall season of course is known for the large amounts of leaves it can deposit in your gutters. Before winter rolls around, make sure you clean up your gutters to make sure there are no leaves, twigs, and other debris that could obstruct waterflow.
Regular maintenance is just as useful for your roofing system as it is for your gutters. Call your local roofers for a thorough inspection and maintenance of both your gutters and roof to make sure they’re ready for the rough season ahead.
At V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc., we can help you keep your gutters in great shape all year long. Give us a call at (203) 639-1634 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today.