Our clients are informed on a regular basis about the need of scheduling regular roof inspections and repairs. This maintenance should involve eavestrough repair on a regular basis to keep them open and ready for drainage.
Keeping your gutters clean and free of debris is essential for the health and durability of your roofing system. Gutter cleaning should be done at least twice a year, and one of the best times to do it is during the winter. Here are some of the issues that may be prevented by doing routine eavestrough maintenance.
Because your gutters are meant to transport water away from your house, when they become blocked, the water does not flow and pools instead. Because rot in this region is difficult to detect, this condition is especially detrimental to the fascia, which is generally composed of wood. This standing water can gradually damage any additional timber roofing components you have on your property, including trusses and decking on the inside. Without a complete roof replacement and structural redesign, this sagging problem is exceedingly impossible to fix. This damage is not only unpleasant and visible from the outside, but it will also cost you a significant amount of money in roof repairs.
Mold growth is another hazard caused by standing and leaking water. This is a major issue for your roofing system, as well as a significant health danger for your family. When dripping water penetrates your roofing structure and cannot dry, mold develops. Mold will easily spread and take over your property if you do not keep water out and away from the structure of your home.
When water pools near your roofing system because it can’t drain correctly down your gutters, leaks occur. Your blocked downspouts will begin to leak as a result of the standing and pooling water. Water will seep down the side of your property and toward your foundation if your eavestroughs are pushed away from the fascia and the side of your property.
The escaping water will seep down the side of your walls and pool at the foundation level if you do not have cleaned eavestroughs. This will weaken the structural integrity of your home’s foundation over time, causing microscopic cracks to form. Consider fissures as entryways into your house, which means water will seep into your basement and cause havoc on your interior walls and floors.