In the winter months, clogged gutters can also contribute to the formation of ice dams, which prevent water from flowing off of the roof. This happens when snow on a roof melts and then refreezes at the roof’s edge. As more water continues to melt and refreeze, the dam builds and prevents water from flowing into the gutter and away from the home.
Standing water behind the ice dam can back up under the roof shingles and penetrate the roofing material, causing interior leakage. To avoid costly repairs, let us clean the gutters on your home at least twice a year, preferably in the spring and fall seasons.