Preparing Gutters For Winter Blast

Posted at 8:12 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 22:36:36-05

Home improvement experts recommend that you put up gutter guards to stop snow and ice from clogging your home's system.

They recommend putting an attachment on your gutters so that the water doesn't run into a walkway and freeze up.

Larry Pate, a Sales Associate at Home Depot, said he puts an attachment onto the end of the gutters at his home.

He runs a 100 foot pipe underground to the back of his yard so he doesn't have standing water around his home.

Pate said, "This is one that's simply going to lay into the gutter like that. Once again, leaves whatever, it's going to sit here. If you've got snow, everybody's concerned about snow; it's going to hold the snow up until it melts. Once it melts, down the pipe it will go! Right where you want it to go!”

As winter weather hits Middle Tennessee, it may be a good idea to scoop out leaves and ice buildup so water doesn’t overflow into your yard when it melts.

Pate said he uses gloves and a scooping device so he doesn’t cut his hands.