One of the best ways to prevent damage to your home’s roof and foundation is by keeping your eavestroughs clean and functioning properly. Here are top 5 benefits of a professionally installed and serviced eavestrough system;
Precipitation can collect in the eavestrough system after heavy, or even minor rain and snowfall. A proper functioning eavestrough system will move precipitation build-up away from the roof and into the downspouts. When this system is not functioning properly, water will begin to pool at your home’s foundation or in your eavestrough, eventually causing significant damage. Leaves, dirt, debris and sludge can build-up and clog the eavestrough system, which prevents the water from moving along properly. If the water becomes stuck and temperatures drop significantly, it will freeze, causing further issues like an ice dam.
STOPS A LEAKY ROOF
When debris clogs up the eavestrough system, the water that is trapped and unable to pass through will instead begin to leak into the fascia. Over time, the leak will progress further and enter the home, which damages your roof’s structure and can cause it to rot.
PREVENTS RODENT/PEST INFESTATION
Unclean, clogged eavestroughs can make for the perfect haven for rodents, pests and bugs. This is certainly the last thing you need to worry about. Keep your gutters clean and free of debris, including damp leaves and dirty water, to ensure the eavestrough system is far less desirable to rodents.
Too much moisture in any condensed space will usually cause mould to develop. Mould is extremely hazardous to the occupants in the home, as well as the home itself. If the eavestrough system becomes clogged as a result of debris build-up, water will become stagnant and lead the growth of mould and mildew.
BOOSTS CURB APPEAL
Not only do dirty and damaged gutters cause damage to your home’s structure, but it also has a negative impact on the curb appeal of your home. Staying on top of your eavestrough maintenance is one easy way to ensure your home’s exterior stays appealing.
AllPro Roofing contractors are highly trained and experienced in keeping both residential and commercial home’s leak-free and in optimal condition. If a leak threatens your roof, our roofing professionals will ensure your investment is protected and kept secure.
Call us for roofing and eavestrough services in the Caledon, Shelburne, Collingwood and Orangeville areas at 519-940-4044.