Making sure your eavestroughs are in good working order is critical to your home’s ability to ward off flooding and moisture damage. If they are not working properly, you could get water running down your walls and pooling around your home. This can eventually penetrate through the foundation or leak through windows and cause major water damage in your home. Photo Credit: Rise Up Ltd. Your eavestroughs might be in trouble if:
  • You see water running out over the side of the gutter, rather than down the downspout and away from your home.
  • Your gutters are cracked or there are leaks in the joints.
  • They are detaching or coming away from the home.
Sometimes your eavestroughs can get clogged with leaves and other debris, which is why it’s important to clean them out every spring and fall. A clogged gutter could be the root of the issue and if that’s the case, it’s an easy fix. If you leave your eavestroughs full of guck over the winter, water will pool in there and the constant freezing and thawing can cause your gutters to crack or detach from the home. Cleaning out your eavestroughs can prevent an more expensive repair or replacement in the future. If you see that your eavestroughs are in obvious disrepair, you should hire a company that deals with eavetroughs in Edmonton to repair or replace the system for you or learn how to install gutters yourself. This will ensure that all of that melting snow and rain will run off your roof, get caught in your gutter and will flow through the downspouts. Maintaining your eavestrough system and ensuring your downspouts are pitched and installed correctly is one of the best things you can do to prevent water from entering your home. A working eavestrough system will also protect your siding and prevent soil erosion caused by pooling water and run offs. Plus, having gutters hanging loose off of your house looks shabby. Not only will new gutters help protect your home, it will also boost curb appeal and show pride in ownership.   Posted by Liv Real Estate on
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