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How To Avoid Common Winter Gutter Damage

November 14, 2013 4:10 pm Published by

The exterior of any property takes the brunt of the harsh weather. There are many problems that can befall our gutters during the rain, sleet, snow and wind, but here at Brackley Industrial Maintenance, we believe that prevention is the best protection. Instead of waiting until the weather gets warmer to fix problems, we recommend avoiding them all together by following these top tips:

Prevent Gutters From Freezing

When buildings get wet and the temperatures plummet, ice can form on and inside of gutters, causing them to burst and break. There are simple steps you can take to avoid frozen gutters:
• Heat Tapes – For extra security, you can purchase heat tapes which can be placed along your roof, above the gutters. These tapes will allow snow to melt and prevent water from clogging the roof.
• Snow Removal – The weight of snow can cause significant damage to gutters if you have suffered any heavy snowfall remove as much snow as you can immediately. If your roof is icy and/or conditions are dangerous the safest option is to call in a professional to clear your gutters.
• Rock Salts – Sprinkling rock salt on your gutters will stop ice from forming in sub-zero temperatures.


Preventing Leaks

Leaks cause icicles to form which can add a significant strain to your gutters. Gutter liners are a cost-effective way of maintaining the quality of your gutters and preventing any potential leaks. The material used can help gutters to tolerate building movement which can prevent splitting and cracking, as well as adding an impenetrable layer between the surface of your gutter and any substances inside.

Here at Brackley Industrial Maintenance, we have a specialist gutter installation and maintenance service that can help keep your industrial gutters intact all throughout the year. We also supply H.D Sharman Gutter Liners that are the perfect choice for your winter gutter protection. For more information on any of our services, or to speak to an experienced member of our team, get in touch today on 01869 811 788.


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