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5 Tips to Fix Noisy Gutters and Downspouts [Infographic]

Gutters and downspouts are essential in every functioning roofing system. They are responsible for water management. They serve to effectively channel water away from direct it to more appropriate areas. This prevents water from settling on your roof during and after a storm, which can lead to an overflow.

Once the water seeps into your foundation, it will make everything that supports your structure more vulnerable to rotting, rusting, and other damage. However, this function of gutters and downspouts can be less convenient when they’re making a lot of bothersome noise during the process.

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Long-Term Solutions for Ice Dams [Infographic]

When the heat from the attic combines with the sun’s warmth, the snow, and ice on your roof melt that will eventually form ice dams. The meltwater that flows to the edge of the roof will begin to refreeze. As this process continues, the layer of the ice hanging will get thicker. This will eventually cause a “dam” that will grow as it is fed by the melting snow above it.

The ice dams hanging on your eaves will prevent water from draining off your roof, causing it gets backed up behind underneath the shingles and into your home. It can cause costly damage to your whole roof system, your attic, and even inside the walls of your home.

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