The making of an ice dam.
When you heat the inside of your home, warm air rises and escapes through your ceiling to your roof. That heat causes any snow that has accumulated on your roof to melt, sending water down to the coolest part of your roof, where it freezes. This process eventually results in a heavy mound of ice.
The ice acts as a dam, trapping a snowbelt behind it and sending water under your roof shingles, where it will begin to leak into your home. Ice dams may also drip and refreeze over the edge of your roof. The resulting icicles add excessive weight to your gutter system, pulling your gutters away from your home and causing potentially extensive damage.
The peril of putting it off til next season
Ice is heavy. While aluminum gutters are durable, they are not made to sustain those extra pounds. One of the most common reasons our customers call us to replace their gutters in the spring is that their system was pulled loose from the house by the weight of accumulated ice and snow.
Unfortunately, that isn’t even the worst-case scenario. Gutters that have pulled away just enough to affect the pitch of the system can result in improper water drainage. That issue cannot be detected from the ground, so low spots and clogs caused by the improper pitch will continue to collect water unobserved—until your gutters overflow, potentially causing major water damage to your home.
The Springrock Ice System for Peace of Mind
The complete Springrock Ice System was designed with all four seasons in mind. In addition to the protection from clogs that our gutter guards afford, the self-regulated heat cable included in this system melts ice and snow before it has the chance to accumulate.
The Springrock Ice System is backed by a transferable 25-year warranty, which includes a 10-year warranty for the self-regulated heat cable, and Springrock’s lifetime no-clog guarantee. If your system breaks down or your gutters get clogged, we’ll fix it for free, no matter what time of year. It’s that simple.
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Springrock is the best, from Andrew’s initial visit explaining the system, installation and the time that it would take, to Shane and his crew who did an excellent job.
Everything about this company is top notch! Our salesman Andrew was polite and professional. The installation process was quick and they did an excellent job of cleaning up any debris.
Many of our neighbors comments how great they look on the house and they were not that expensive. We would recommend Springrock Gutters to anyone who needs them.
John & Irene K.
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