Where your home is concerned, there are few things worse than having a clogged and waterlogged gutter—except maybe having a clogged and waterlogged gutter when temperatures go below freezing. These conditions can transform your gutters from a system that’s supposed to protect your home from water and structural damage into the actual source of the problem.
Unpredictable weather can take a real toll on Fairfax gutters, especially if you combine it with poor maintenance habits. Collected debris and spring rains, combined with a freeze warning equals real trouble for your entire home. As a Fairfax homeowner, it is your job to make sure your property is safe from this triple threat.
Below is a weather report from NBC Washington:
A strong cold front is sweeping through the region, bringing occasional showers and possible thunder to the area until about midnight.
After that, you might not want to be out looking at the cherry blossoms anyway. Temperatures plummeted Tuesday afternoon. Strong gusty winds will develop into the evening hours, blowing many of the delicate petals from D.C.’s cherry blossom trees.
Temperatures by the water and inside the Beltway will drop into the low to mid-30s with lows in the mid-20s in the suburbs. Factor in the wind and Wednesday morning will feel like temperatures are in the teens.
A freeze warning will be in effect from midnight until 9 a.m. Wednesday. D.C.’s hypothermia alert was activated at 7 p.m. Thursday.
Fortunately, contractors who service gutters in Fairfax VA—such as Mid Atlantic Construction of VA and MD (MAC)—are no strangers to this kind of problem. As a local company, MAC is well placed to address issues like this should they arise, although they always make a point of stressing the value of prevention. Their competent service technicians understand the importance of keeping gutters clear of leaves and debris and are committed to doing the job right the first time.
Aside from gutter cleaning, MAC also offers professional gutter installation, repair, and maintenance services. Get in touch with them by visiting www.macofvaandmd.com.
(Article Excerpt and Image from Freeze Warning Follows Rainy, Windy Tuesday, nbcwashington.com)