Four Benefits of Installing Seamless Gutters

When you are looking for a Vancouver gutter installation company to have new gutters installed, one of the decisions you will have to make is whether you want seamless gutters or seamed gutters. There are many benefits associated with installing seamless gutters over those with seams. Taking the time to educate yourself on these benefits can help you determine if…

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Why Should You Clean Gutters Before Winter?

The Best Time to Clean Gutters Although it may seem like a chore and certainly isn’t the most fun thing you might could do on a Sunday afternoon, gutter cleaning is an important part of your home maintenance schedule. Your gutters are an important part of your house as a system, and they need to function properly…

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Are You Making These 5 Common Gutter Maintenance Mistakes?

Prevent Costly Gutter Repairs in Vancouver

Gutters and downspouts are an essential part of any Vancouver home. They control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, siding, foundation and nearby landscaping.

However, neglected or improper maintenance turns your gutter system into a gutter disaster. Maintaining gutters and downspouts in the Metro Vancouver region is especially important because of the amount of rainy days the Lower Mainland receives, but many common mistakes in how people clean and inspect their gutters could be causing more harm than good.

To protect the durability and longevity of the gutter system on your home—and save yourself from expensive repairs in the future—check out these common gutter maintenance mistakes so your gutters can continue to perform the way they should for many years to come.

 

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How to Avoid Pests in Your Gutter System

Pests and Gutters in Metro Vancouver

Are your gutters a breeding zone for pests? Many homeowners in Metro Vancouver don’t realize that the gutter systems on their Vancouver houses are the perfect spot for pests to call a home of their own—causing havoc for the efficacy and lifespan of your gutters, not to mention curb appeal.

Gutters are an affordable solution to rainwater creating damage to your home’s foundation by redirecting that water via downspouts away from the base of your home. But we can all imagine a scenario on a warm Saturday in spring when you go to clean your Vancouver gutters and discover a pest and rodent party.

With changing temperatures and moisture levels that occur during the late winter and early spring in Metro Vancouver, it’s an ideal time of year for animal critters to create problems to your gutter system. Maintaining and cleaning your gutters on a regular basis is important, but sometimes more preemptive measures are needed to help you get the job done and keep pests and animals out of your gutters.

Weatherguard Gutters in Metro Vancouver is here to explain how pests can get into your gutter system, the kinds of problems they can create and what additional steps you can take to get rid of pests in your Vancouver gutter for good!

 

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Common Gutter Problems in Vancouver & How to Fix Them

Fixing Common Gutter Problems in Vancouver

Gutters are an essential element to a healthy and happy home in Metro Vancouver. By collecting rainfall from roofs and diverting that water to downspouts, away from your home’s exterior and foundation, gutters protect your house from flooded basements, moisture damage and erosion near your landscaping.

And in the Lower Mainland, rainfall is a constant concern with which homeowners have to contend regularly, exacerbating the threat that water poses to your residential home.

Proper gutter maintenance and fixing common gutter problems that Vancouver-area homeowners face are therefore important tasks to optimizing the life-span of your gutters, maximizing both gutter effectiveness and the value of your investment.

Unfortunately, there are many different problems that could negatively impact your gutter system. Learn about the top causes of gutter problems and tips for gutter repairs to help protect your Vancouver home.

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What is a Downspout and What Does it Do?

Rainfall is an important part of our ecosystem, and who doesn’t love occasionally dancing in the rain? When it comes to protecting your home and your roof, rain isn’t always your best friend.

With Metro Vancouver’s wet climate, shielding your home from moisture damage and the threat of flooding takes on an extra level of importance. That’s why downspouts or rainwater leaders are so integral. Downspout diverters are an essential component of any successful residential drainage system for Vancouver-area homes.

If you’re noticing problematic water buildups along your home’s exterior, gutters attached to your roof that are falling apart, or are looking for a way to increase the value of your home, renovating your gutters and downspouts are excellent ways to go.

Understanding exactly how downspout extensions function and what the benefits of downspouts are can help you better make decisions about pursuing major exterior renovations. Weatherguard Gutters in Metro Vancouver has decades of experience in gutter and downspout installations throughout the Lower Mainland to protect your home from water damage. We have the expertise to help homeowners make the right decision.

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4 Tips for Buying Copper Gutters in Vancouver

Whether they’re up against standard gutter systems made of aluminum or their fellow European-styled half-round continuous gutters made from zinc or steel, it’s little secret that premium copper offers the highest quality material you can use for investing in new gutters.

Copper gutters offer many advantages; the main one being the striking beauty and aesthetic elegance of them. Copper offers a dramatically decorative look that helps your house stand out on the block and raises the value of your home in the process.

Plus, copper gutters have an impressive lifespan, usually 50+ years, making them a smart purchase when it comes to long-term ROI for buying and installing new gutters on your Vancouver home. Virtually maintenance free, except for the occasional unclogging of leaves and dirt, copper gutters are resistant to rust and they do a good job of naturally deterring cracks and splits as they are extruded in continuous lengths as required.

It is important that you do your homework and understand what you should know before buying copper gutters. Here are four tips from Weatherguard Gutters for purchasing continuous copper gutters in Metro Vancouver.

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How Gutters Protect Your Vancouver Home

The Importance of Gutters in Vancouver to Keep Your Home Functional

Most homeowners appreciate the value of residential gutters in theory but don’t think about the importance of gutters on a regular basis. They know gutters are necessary, that clogged gutters jeopardize the safety of their home and that unclogging gutters is a time-consuming and sometimes mucky hassle. But exactly why are gutters so important and what purposes do they serve?

The fact is, gutters are your first line of defence against water damage to your home, and they are especially salient in the Metro Vancouver region, which sees its fair share of constant rainfall. By directing water from your roof and away from your house in Vancouver, gutters are the unsung heroes of guarding against preventative damage to your house.

Learning about the specific ways that they help to shield your home from water damage can better prepare you to ensure that your gutters are well maintained, damage-free and fully functional, saving you tons of time and money in the future from having to urgently and unexpectedly invest in a brand new gutter system.

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