The Benefits Of Keeping Your Eavestroughs Clean

This winter has certainly been a rainy one. Along with sporadic snowstorms, the severe rainfalls have most likely overwhelmed the eavestroughs of many homes, causing water to enter the home’s interior. Without an effectively installed eavestrough, water will collect and enter the home, especially when the debris is clogging the eavestrough system. Ensuring your home’s eavestroughs are kept clean and free of debris is necessary to keep them functioning optimally and keep water away from your home.

Prevent damage to your home’s roof and overall structure by keeping the eavestroughs clean. Here are the five benefits of keeping your gutters debris free.

1. Avoids Clogging

Precipitation can collect in the eavestrough system after heavy, or even minor rain and snowfall. A proper functioning eavestrough system will deter the precipitation build-up away from the home and down the downspouts. When this system is not in place or working optimally, the water will begin to pool at the home’s foundation base and eventually enter the home or at the roofline, which damages the roof’s structure. Ensuring the system is thoroughly cleaned out and debris free is crucial. 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.

2. Stops A Leaky Roof

When debris fills up in the eavestrough system, the water that is trapped and unable to pass through will instead begin to leak into the fascia in the roof. Over a duration of time, the leak will progress further and enter the home, which damages your roof’s structure and can cause it to rot.

3. 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.

4. Prevents Mould

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’s structure. If the eavestrough system becomes clogged as a result of debris build-up, water becomes stuck and becomes an ideal area for mould to form. 

5. 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 its curb appeal. Staying on top of your eavestrough maintenance is one easy way to ensure your home’s exterior stays appealing.

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AllPro Roofing 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 and Orangeville areas at 519-940-4044.

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