Why Is Ice Building Up in My Gutters?

Jan 12, 2023

Ice Damming

Every winter, it’s inevitable that temperatures will dip below freezing at some point – wreaking havoc on your home if you’re unprepared. This likely means that your HVAC system is going to have to work overtime to maintain stable temperatures. One question that comes up often is “why is ice building up in my gutter system?” The short answer is that this is caused by moisture remaining in your gutters. However, the way to rectify this situation isn’t always that simple.

The solution that most homeowners will turn to at first to prevent ice dams from forming is to try to keep their gutters clean throughout the autumn months. As leaves fall from the trees, they will inevitably end up in your gutters and if they don’t get removed frequently, they will cause blockages that won’t allow snowmelt to move through your gutters in the winter. The only problem with this solution is that Northeast Wisconsin is full of beautiful trees that will be losing leaves consistently for months at a time leading up to winter. This will cause you to spend more time than you’d desire cleaning out your gutters in preparation for winter.

Rather, consider having a gutter protection system installed on your home to keep these pesky leaves out of your gutters once and for all. With a reliable gutter system in place at your home, all snowmelt and moisture will be able to flow freely through your gutters and prevent this dangerous ice buildup at your home.

Gutter Protection Systems That Work

If you want to put an end to clogged gutters, GutterShutter® gutters that will do just that.

Unlike many other gutter systems, GutterShutter® is a one-piece seamless gutter system that provides a level of durability and resistance to clogs that you desire. This is important because many homeowners want the convenience of only needing one product to prevent leaves and debris from filling up their gutters year after year. Not only that, but our GutterShutter® seamless gutters are aesthetically appealing and are built on-site to ensure a perfect and flawless fit from side to side of your home.

Are Icicles a Sign of a Problem with Your Gutters?

Icicles can be a sign that something is wrong with your gutters, but not necessarily. They may form on gutters that are covered, and you may not be able to see them. The ice can also cause damage to your gutters if it’s too heavy, but it doesn’t always mean that there is something wrong with them.

Can Gutter Shutter Help Prevent Ice Buildup?

Gutter Shutter is a system designed to prevent ice buildup on your gutters. The system prevents water from freezing by allowing it to flow down to the ground. It helps to eliminate ice dams, icicles, and other problems caused by ice buildup. Gutter Shutter is also strong enough to hold up to heavy snow and ice, making it an excellent solution for areas with harsh winters.


Icicles may not always be a sign of a problem with your gutters, but they can be dangerous when they fall. It’s essential to take precautions to ensure that you and your property are safe. Gutter Shutter is an excellent solution to prevent ice buildup and other issues caused by heavy snow and ice. Contact Larson Home Services to help you install Gutter Shutter and keep your gutters safe from winter weather.