August 19, 2017

Gutter Inspection: Why You should Have Your Eavestrough Checked

When was the last time you inspected your eavestrough? Filled with leaves and debris, this can cause thousands of dollars of damage. Schedule a gutter cleaning!

Time to read:
3 Minutes
Written by
Nicholas Capobianco

When Was the Last Time You had an an Eavestrough Inspection?

You'd be surprised the difference an eavestrough inspection makes. An overflowing eavestrough can cause all kinds of damage to you home. From discoloured siding, or rotted fascia boards, to cracked pavement or flooded basements, the problems are serious.

The water flowing down your house can cause severe foundation problems over time and erode, destroy or waterlog your landscaping.

We understand why you might be putting off cleaning out your eaves troughs, it can be quite the task, not to mention it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Let us save you the trouble; we’ll do it for you!

Stagnant water can breed and attract pests

Trapped and stagnant water in your eaves troughs not only can cause damage to your home, but it also creates the perfect breeding area for mosquitos. 3 of the 4 stages of a mosquito’s pesky life is spent in water, and by leaving your eaves troughs blocked, you are allowing these annoying, disease carrying insects to multiply on your property.

Along with mosquitos, stagnant water in eavestroughs can attract other pests including birds, rodents and bees. Let us clean that up for you before things get out of hand.

It's tough to see these issues without a proper eavestrough inspection - Learn More.

Ice damming and freezing water

You might think that ice damming is caused by issues with your eave troughs, but really the root cause of most ice damming is heat escaping from your attic. The heat coming from your home will escape and melt the snow on your roof, causing it to run along the roof and into the eavestroughs.

Icicles as a result of ice damming  in clogged eaves - gutters checked - Eavestrough Inspection

This water running into clogged gutters cause damage to both your roof and your eaves troughs, as well as cause some dangerous falling icicle problems. The damming can force the water back up into the roof, which can cause severe rotting. Clean gutters, and proper application of Ice & Water will prevent this water damage.

Roof damage is always to be avoided. Eavestrough cleaning helps prevent damage to shingles over winter.

Solar panels and other roofing technology

These days, it is not uncommon to find homes that have solar panels, a lot of which are installed onto roofs for overall efficiency. Having solar panels on your roof means that they are subjected to the same harsh elements that your roof and eaves troughs are, which can cause a build up of dirt and debris that will begin to affect the amount of energy they can bring in.

gutters checked - Eavestrough Inspection

Solar panels are expensive and cleaning them can be risky, so you should only trust an experienced professional to clean them for you. Again, that’s where we come in.

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