Winter will be the season where there will be lots of ice and snow on the roof and gutters. It is important to make sure there are no ice dams that will be a hindrance to water flowing through the gutters creating problems. I have a solution for this problem which is very common in the northern states – Heated Gutters.
The heating elements inside such gutters will melt the ice and snow, which will allow the water to flow easily through the gutters and avoid rusting and other moisture related problems. It will not be easy for the owners to do the damage control every year due to these problems. Hence, such arrangements will help us.
There are many other problems that will be affecting the roofs like the weight of the ice contributing to roof cracks. There were injuries in our neighborhood as our neighbors were not taking ice and snow removal on the roof very seriously. There might be sharp ice formations that might hurt kids, hence its better to be safe than sorry!
Though there are many other ways to prevent the problems due to ice and snow accumulation on the roof, heated gutters will make the work easier and less tiresome. It does not require frequent climbing over the roof which is also very dangerous during the season. There will be no serious side effects too.