The gutter system is a critical component of a building’s roofing system and a long-term investment in the maintenance of your home. Make sure gutters are in good condition and solidly fixed to the house and/or building. In order, for water to flow freely, debris must be removed from the gutters. Also, important to clean any debris or moss from the roof valleys since any obstruction will not allow water run off into your gutter system.
After the leaves fall in autumn, remember to clean the gutters. In fact when they're plugged with debris of all kinds (leaves, branches, etc.) they cannot fulfill their purpose which is very important during the raining season. Gutter sections are hung a certain way, in order for water to flow towards the downpipes. If gutters are not cleaned, the weight of the water and debris will change the alignment of the gutter, therefore, water will not flow properly to the downpipes, this can result in water over flow causing wood rot to your home.
Winter weather conditions can cause gutters and downspouts to fill with ice and be damaged beyond repair or torn off the house due to the increase weight of frozen water.
At every downspout there is a gutter strainer trap (outlet) that stops debris from entering the weeping tile system. These traps are usually made of plastic and over time deteriorate and let debris enter into your weeping tile system.
The gutter system will over time require some routine repairs, for example, gutters becoming separated from the house, plugged or loose downpipes, gutters misaligned causing water flow issues. We can install gutter or downspout strainer (outlet), downpipes, drip edge, and rehang gutters with the proper gutter mounting screws, along with fixing any gutter slope water flow issues.
If you find a leak, this can be plug with roofer's cement that's applied after thoroughly cleaning the surface, however, this is only a temporary fix. In the case of a major leak, it's preferable to replace the entire section.
Let us assist in the regular maintenance of cleaning your gutter system, we do not recommend pressure washing the gutters, the inexperience person could blow out the corners, gutter strainers traps, and splatter the dirt and debris onto the exterior of your home. We clean the gutters by hand and rinse off with water to make sure water is flowing properly to the downpipe, this method is cleaner and more efficient.
West Nile Virus
To prevent West Nile Virus, standing or stagnant water should be removed from clogged gutters to control mosquito breeding sites. Roof gutters should be properly designed and maintained to prevent standing water. The mosquito season is generally from May until the first hard frost in late September - October.
Residential Flood Prevention
Clean gutters and clear catch basins of leaves and debris. Rake leaves up in autumn to prevent overland flooding caused by plugged drains. Find the catch basin nearest your home or business and check regularly that is clear for water to drain properly.
We can clean up and rake your leaves on your property into paper biodegradable and compostable garden waste bags.
Risk of Fire
Some city municipalities have many areas where the wilderness and urban development meet. This mean that structures and vegetation are sufficiently close together that a wildfire may spread between tress or vegetation and structures easily. Recommend that homeowners reduce the risk of fire and have their roof and gutters clear of dead needle and other accumulations such as dead leaves and prune all branches that hang over the roof.
Gosh, I'm a little tardy at commenting and it certainly does not reflect on what a GREAT job that you and your work crew(as well as contacts at your office) did for us Darryl, back in October. As windows, drains, gutters were professionally detailed, your crew kept me informed on what they were doing. I'm so pleased that I took the advice of a friend and gave your company try.I'll be calling next year to obtain your services. Thank you Oh and to the 'Boy's' "Great hair! Suzanne, Coquitlam