What does ice do to your gutters in Cheyenne?


What does ice do to your gutters in Cheyenne?

Your gutters do a lot for your house without getting much credit. They last all year, despite water pouring through, being battered by the wind, and withering in the sun’s heat. But now that winter has arrived in the Cheyenne area, we must turn our attention to yet another form of abuse your gutters will have to endure ice. All Seasons Roofing and Restoration is a full-service contractor specializing in Gutter Installation in Cheyenne.

Your gutters are designed to take the maximum amount of rain that can realistically be expected to fall on your home at any time of year, so their primary function is to capture and drain water as it runs off your roof. During the winter, this usually takes the form of runoff from melting snow that has fallen on your roof and is slowly draining throughout the day. Despite the fact that running water is the most important concern for your gutters, the nature of our erratic weather patterns necessitates that your gutters be prepared for ice as well. At All Seasons Roofing and Restoration Cheyenne, we offer top-quality Siding & Fascia Replacement Cheyenne that are sure to exceed the customer’s expectations.

Water is left standing in your gutters overnight if they are not draining efficiently, which is usually due to improper cleaning. This standing water expands as the temperature drops and freezes. Depending on where the water is stuck, this expansion begins to push out on the sides of your gutters, putting undue strain on them. If your gutters have leaks, the water that freezes in these leaks will push them into larger openings, resulting in larger leaks. When leaking water enters your home’s fascia or walls and freezes and expands, it causes cracks and other damage to the wood construction. Because of the expansion and pressure of ice, minor problems can grow into major ones over time.

Having your gutters inspected and cleaned by the experts at All Seasons Roofing and Restoration Cheyenne as soon as the colder weather arrives can help prevent this damage. We can make sure your gutters are clean and drain properly, preventing standing water from freezing and causing this damage. We can also identify minor issues that can be easily and affordably addressed now before the harsher winter conditions exacerbate them. Contact us today to schedule your gutter inspection and cleaning and save yourself the time and frustration that waiting can cause. Call us today at (307) 365-5470 to get a free estimate on your next project! Fill out our contact form and we will connect with you!