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do not neglect your gutters!

15 December 2016

Gutters are an important element of your home’s roof structure. That’s why early in the fall season, the maintenance of your drain system is extremely important.

We suggest that you regularly clean them, as well as your downspouts. This way, you are certain that your home is safe from any damage and will not require the care of a specialist.

Are you still skeptical?  Here are some of the problems that you may encounter if you neglect cleaning your gutters.

Damages to the roof

A leaking roof is unfortunately common when your gutters are not properly draining the water that’s accumulating and this can cause significant damage. It can even cause mold if leaves and other debris are retained against your roof and the accumulation of water can also compromise the structural integrity of your roof.

Costly leaks repair

If you neglect your gutters, you may cause significant damage to the exterior of your home. Therefore, in case of leakage, Modern Eavestroughing will replace or repair damaged gutters without any problems.  It’s important to take care of this problem quickly in order to avoid mold and rot in your roof.

Infested gutters with vermin

Small animals and insects can take refuge into your gutters and it’s quite understandable since these pests are attracted to moisture and rotting debris. To avoid this problem, you need to clean or/and buy a barrier sheet (ex. Gutter Clean).

Leakage in your basement

The main reason we have gutters is to prevent water from accumulating too close to your home and seep into the basement. If they are not cleaned properly, the excess water will gather around the pillars of your foundation and cause lots of damage.

Besides, the consequences of water infiltration can be hazardous to your home and your health:

  • Mold
  • Bacteria Development
  • Foul odors
  • Rotting wood
  • Etc.

Damage to landscaping

If water does not drain properly through your downspouts, you risk damaging your flowerbeds and your landscaping, therefore plants or drowned trees can quickly be destroyed.  If the repairs seem arduous, consult a professional.

Inspections and Maintenance

Gutters are an important part of your home; several installation rules must be followed to be effective. We recommend Modern Eavestroughing to conduct an inspection.

Care, maintenance or inspection of your gutters: Modern Eavestroughing.

It’s important to take the time to inspect and maintain the gutters of your house. You will be protecting it from the rainfalls and minimize the water damages to the exterior and interior of the house.

This is why we suggest you proceed with this exercise annually. It will save you from costly problems.

However, if you think your gutter is too damaged to be repaired, we advise you to call a professional like Modern Eavestroughing. Our team has lots of experience with these kinds of problems so they will know exactly what to do but mostly, how to do to work that needs to be done on your home.

Do not hesitate to contact one of our experts through our contact page.