A Guide to Winter Gutter Cleaning in Western Washington

Winters in Western Washington bring their fair share of inclement weather: snow, rain, and plenty of windy days. This kind of weather is sure to clog up your gutters, so read our tips on winter gutter maintenance below. If you need gutter repair or replacement in Edmonds or the surrounding Seattle areas, give Crown Roofing a call.

Clean Up Leaves

Don’t ignore fallen leaves. When they start to decompose, leaf debris can get blown into your gutters and clog them. Rotting leaves also tend to attract all sorts of pests. When the weather gets cold enough to freeze, it will also freeze whatever’s filling up your gutters. When you do need to clean out your gutters and downspouts, plan to do it on a slightly warmer and dry day.

Inspect Gutters

If you plan to clean out your gutters yourself, take the time to look for any damage. Keep an eye out for holes, cracks, and any signs of leaks. This includes inspecting the seams too. It’s also a good idea to check if water can flow freely through your downspouts. If water is pooling, you might need a professional to take a look.

Safety Tips

Whenever you do gutter maintenance during winter, wear sturdy and slip-proof shoes, especially if you’re using a ladder. If you need to remove icicles, use a strong tool, such as a shovel, to break them off. Avoid using your bare hands to clean out gutters, as this could lead to exposure injuries. Always wear gloves and use tools when you can.

Gutter Repair and Replacement in Edmonds

When you need a professional gutter inspection, repair, or replacement in Edmonds, Seattle, or the surrounding Washington communities, reach out to Crown Roofing . For more than 20 years we’ve been offering expert gutter and roofing services in the Pacific Northwest. Give us a call at (425) 532-4001 to learn more about our services or to schedule your free on-site quote for gutters in Edmonds, WA.

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