If you happen to live in a cold-weather state, you know the importance of a well-functioning gutter system. And, if your gutter system is not performing as it should then you may see snow and ice start to damage your home. The problem is that gutters and roofs can be severely damaged by winter snowstorms.
The only way to protect your gutters from damage is to have a basic understanding of how snow and ice can damage them. In this article, we will discuss how snowstorms can wreak havoc on your gutters.
Ice dams are an unfortunate reality of living in a cold-weather state. Ice dams can cause a lot of damage because they are blocks of ice that have formed in your gutters after a snowfall. Actually, during and after a snowfall the accumulation on your roof can be warmed two separate ways and can lead to snowmelt.