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It is important to make sure you have an efficient eavestrough system to catch rain run-off from your roof. When eavestroughs, also referred to as gutters, become clogged with debris such as leaves, twigs and even snow, the flow of water is restricted and could cause the eavestrough to warp or freeze during winter.
Proper eavestrough maintenance can help prevent:
Importance of Proper Drainage
When water is not expelled effectively through the eavestrough, the water backs up and will eventually begin to seep into your home. Clogged eavestroughs are common culprits for water damage to and in your home. Drain spouts which do not extend far enough from the foundation of your home, will cause water to pool at the foundation resulting in cracks to walls and even the foundation itself.
Keep Your Eavestroughs Free from Debris with Gutter Guards
Protect your gutters from getting clogged with leaves by having FineLines Roofing & Renovations install a gutter guard on your eavestroughs. Leaf protection guards are great for keeping leaves and other debris from making their way into your eavestroughs and impeding the flow of water.
FineLines Roofing & Renovations can professionally install leaf protection guards onto your eavestroughs. Skip the labour intensive work of climbing up your ladder to clear leaves from your gutters. Call us today for leaf protection installation.
A Good Drainage System Safeguards Your Ottawa Home from Water Damage
Standing water in your yard not only affects your landscape but it could be the cause of structural damage to your home. Water buildup leads to mold and mildew inside your home as well as cracked walls, both inside and outdoors. The licensed and insured team at FineLines Roofing & Renovations in Ottawa has helped many of our clients to correct faulty drainage which was destroying their yard and home.
How proper drainage can add years to the life of your home and save you money on avoidable repairs:
Regular maintenance of your eavestroughs is necessary to extend the life of your gutters as well as keeping water from overflowing and damaging your home and possibly its foundation.
Set aside time each season to clean out your gutters especially during autumn before the winter weather begins. During winter, debris and water caught in the eavestrough will freeze and overload the eavestrough. When the water freezes, the expansion causes the eavestroughs to warp and eventually break.
Another component of the eavestrough network is the downspout. A downspout drains the run-off water from the roof away from the house. If you have a multi-level roof, be cautious not to have a downspout that drains water onto a roof below. During winter, water that drains onto a lower-level roof will freeze as it accumulates and when it melts during the spring, it will create leaks which will damage shingles and the underlying roof deck.
Inspect your downspout for run-off water being discharged too close to your house’s foundation. If water is not being drained far enough from the house, the water will settle at the base of your home’s foundation and begin to damage the structural integrity of your home.