As the warm weather approaches, it’s time to prepare your home for the seasons ahead. Your gutters should be cleaned twice a year. The spring and fall are both a great time to have your gutters inspected and cleaned, and for a technician to look for any problems with your roof and eaves. Keep your home well protected from the elements by taking good care of your gutters each season and having any issues repaired before they cause significant damage.
Check Your Eavestroughs
Your gutters can get clogged with debris during the winter months. Temperature extremes and inclement weather can cause cracks, holes, and other wear and tear on your eavestroughs. If you aren’t ready to climb up a ladder and check for problems on your own, it’s time to call a professional for gutter cleaning and gutter maintenance. Looking for damage from the ground is not enough. While you may be able to see large cracks or eavestroughs that have pulled away from the home, you aren’t going to be able to do anything about it without going up on a ladder.
Consider Gutter Guards to Protect Your Gutters
When you want to prevent your eavestroughs from getting clogged in the first place, gutter guards can be installed to keep your gutters debris-free. Call Weatherguard Gutters to learn more about clog prevention so that you don’t have to worry about gutter debris any longer.
Check Out the Roof
The shingles on your roof can get damaged during the cold winter months. If you find algae, or fungi present, this can lead to further weakening of your shingles. During the winter, if there is water and ice buildup in your gutters, this can damage your roof shingles. Water can get in through small cracks between your eavestroughs and your roof.
Fix Any Rust Problems
If your home has a metal roof, always check for signs of rust. You’ll need to have a rusty roof professionally cleaned unless you want to be up there with a wire scrub brush and sandpaper. Once a thorough cleaning is done, roofing cement should be applied. Any holes or tears need to be patched up and your roof should be in good shape for the upcoming season.
Look for Mold or Water Damage in the Home
When you are focusing on gutter maintenance, take a look inside your home for signs of water damage. Mold or stains can indicate a water problem. When you ignore a water problem, it’s only going to get worse and cause further damage to your property. If you see signs of water damage, call a professional if you aren’t sure how to make the repair yourself.
Contact Weatherguard Gutters Today for Gutter Maintenance Work & Repairs
To get ready for spring with gutter maintenance and gutter cleaning, contact Weatherguard Gutters today by filling out the form on our website or calling 604-33-5176. We will be happy to talk to you about all of your gutter needs.