How to Deice Your Gutters

Deicing your gutters regularly ensures your gutters function properly and prevents any damage from frozen water’s expanded mass and ice clogging that can cause overflow. In this post, Bone Dry Roofing – West will explain the best ways to deice your gutters during winter.

Deicer Products

Chemical deicers can thaw frozen gutters even in sub-zero temperatures. You can conveniently find deicer products at most hardware suppliers. Before using these chemicals, check the manufacturer’s instructions and wear any protective equipment recommended.

Ice Scrapers

After melting the snow with either method, use a scraper to remove small bits and clear the blockage. A plastic or rubber scraper would cause no harm to your gutters, but avoid metal ones that can scratch and damage your gutters.

Hot Water

If you’re in a pinch, hot water can melt away frozen gutters if they can withstand the hot water temperature. Carefully pour hot water into your gutters to melt the ice. Check if the ice has started to thaw and repeat the process until the blockage melts.

Safety Tips

When deicing your gutters, be sure to take safety precautions. Wear proper clothing by dressing warmly in layers of clothing and gloves when working outside in cold weather. Use a ladder safely by planting it on level ground before climbing. Make sure you can balance well on the ladder. Lastly, use proper tools for scraping and removing the blockage.

If you doubt your skills in clearing and fixing frozen gutters, entrust your gutters to reliable roofing contractors. They have the equipment and methods to keep your gutters in shape during the coldest winter days.

If you need help deicing your gutters or any other roofing services, contact Bone Dry Roofing – West, an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor in Fort Collins, CO serving the Fort Collins and surrounding areas. Our team of experienced roofers can help you with all your deicing and roofing needs. Call 970-364-7996 or fill out our contact form to get started.



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