Icicles on gutters
When I moved here from Phoenix, I bought a house with bad gutters. I hired a contractor to replace them, and told him I would like to have covers on them to avoid leaf build up, since I am a senior and not able to clean or pay to have them cleaned very often. I have no idea what he put up there, although I saw that he did place new downspouts.
My question is, now that I have a HUGE icicle running down a downspout, all the way to the ground, from one corner of the roof, should I be concerned? What will happen if I knock it down and then ignore it? I think if I slam it with something to break it up to remove it, I may damage the downspout. Should I just ignore it as it will melt in the spring?
I have called the contractor, but he won't return my calls.I would really appreciate and thank you for any suggestions or advice. Sunshine lady