With the arrival of snow and ice storms comes the risk of ice dams that can damage your roof and gutter systems. Making sure your gutters are not clogged up before the winter hits is key to ensure melting snow and ice is allowed to flow freely. If you’re experiencing roof leaks and ice damming, improper insulation and ventilation can be the culprit. This can build up on your gutters and cause them to sag. This poses a safety risk as gutters filled with ice can empty out onto the ground below, possibly hitting people or pets. By heeding these gutter maintenance tips, you can ensure a safe, properly operating system that does its job in all seasons and even in extreme weather. For advice regarding maintenance tips and your gutters, contact Home Solutions of Iowa today. You can also request a free quote right on our website. We are your trusted choice when it comes to durable, long-lasting gutter systems!