As the summer heat sets into Tampa Bay, extreme temperatures and sunlight may be affecting your gutters.
Damage from a clogged gutter could have a long-term effect on your gutter system which could have been avoided with proper maintenance and the installation of Rhino Gutter Guards. But what about heat? Can heat cause your gutters to clog?
Our team at The Rhino Gutter Company has the answer so keep reading!
How Heat Affects Gutters
The main way that heat affects gutters is from warping. Warping occurs when the metal expands and contracts because of high temperatures. Since your gutter system is exposed to direct sunlight and UV rays, it can become warped and buckled over time.
This changes the shape of your gutters and as screws loosen, your gutters might move away from your home. Consequently, a warped gutter allows more room for debris to build up which can form clogs.
If your gutters are already clogged, the summer heat can worsen warping and cause additional clogging.
Gutters are unable to withstand extreme temperatures, especially if they aren’t well maintained. Hot weather causes gutters to expand affecting their shape, area, and volume. This is known as thermal shock, which is the rapid heating and cooling of an object which often leads to bursts and cracks, causing your gutters to leak.
Heat + Humidity = A Hotbed for Insects
High humidity is just part of our summers here in Tampa Bay, and it can also affect your gutters. While we might loathe hot humid weather, insects thrive it in. When your gutter system isn’t properly cleaned, it becomes an ideal place for insects like mosquitoes, wasps, cockroaches, and centipedes to multiply.
Insects aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause quite a bit of damage to your gutter system. Insects like wasps and bees build nests and hives that put stress on your gutters and create blockages impeding water flow and causing warping in the high heat. It’s amazing how much damage insects can cause!
Preventing Gutter Damage
At The Rhino Gutter Company, we believe that prevention is key to protecting your gutter system in the summer months. By installing Rhino Gutter Guards, you can prevent nasty clogs from clogging up your gutters and causing a whole host of problems during the rainy months.
Our stainless-steel micro-mesh gutter guards will stop fine particles, dirt, leaves, pine needles, and more from clogging up your gutters. Since rainwater will be free to flow through your gutters unobstructed, the damage will be prevented all around your home.
Further, your gutters won’t pull away from your home or warp due to being full of debris.
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Say Goodbye to Gutter Clogs
Prevent damage to your home and gutter system by installing Rhino Gutter Guards or a new seamless gutter system from The Rhino Gutter Company. We will ensure that rainwater can flow through your gutters free from debris and clogs so they can withstand the high humidity and heat during our Florida summers!
Ready to get started? Call our team at The Rhino Gutter Company for a gutter consultation today; (888) 407-4466!