You know that famous saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Gutter gimmicks are abundant this time of year. Claw Roofing understands that people dread cleaning their gutters each fall and spring. Autumn leaves, pinecones, twigs and organic matter accumulate and over time and will clog drainage and lead to water damage over time. Commercial roofing, flat roofing and asphalt shingles are all susceptible to improper drainage and subsequent damage. Gutter inspection things to be aware of include:
- Dents, holes, crushed gutters from storms or tree branches
- Detached gutters hanging from the roofline
- Missing gutter elbows
- Leaves, twigs, nests, organic debris, pine needles
- Pieces of shingles in the gutters
- Discoloration or damage to soffits or fascia
Residential Roofing Calgary: Beware of Gutter Gimmicks
Residential roofing in Calgary has to be able to sustain severe temperature fluctuations and long winters. Heavy snow, ice dams and constant freezing and thawing all take their toll on these essential roofline components. There is a multitude of gutter gimmicks, leaf guards and metal or mesh contraptions that are supposed to be placed into your gutters to capture debris and maintain accurate drainage. However, these items can easily become dislodged and will eventually need cleaning.
Roof Leak Repair Calgary
Clogged gutters and damage from ice dams can wreak havoc on the lifespan of your roof. Your gutters are supposed to carry water off of your roof, to the downspout and away from your home’s foundation. If your gutters have become detached from heavy ice accumulations in the past or dislodged from a storm, they are not able to function correctly or do their job. Your favourite Calgary roofing company can assess your gutter situation and help you amend any needed repairs. Untreated damage can lead to any of the following:
- Structural Issues
- Damage To Foundation
- Basement Flooding
- Erosion of driveway and landscaping
- Rotting fascia and soffit
Fall Inspection Woes To Be Aware Of When Hiring Residential Roofing Contractors In Calgary
It is wise to inspect and clean your gutters every fall and spring. While it may be tempting to spray everything out with a hose, the mess of flying mud and dirty water spatters will be potentially redistributed all over your windows, siding and deck. It is wise to check your drainage with your garden hose after everything has been cleaned out; however, be very careful dragging tools and hoses up your ladder. Avoid early residential roof replacement Calgary, by ensuring your annual maintenance is up to par. If you are unable to complete the gutter cleaning process, don’t waste your money on expensive gutter guards and gutter helmets and the latest greatest promise to ensure you will never have to clean your gutters again. Simply put, your gutters require TLC multiple times a year to function at their best. Hire a professional to help you keep your gutters clean and functioning optimally. The last thing you want to do is ignore your gutters and allow the snow and ice to take over.
Call Claw Roofing For Your Roof Replacement Calgary!
Call us to book your visit your thorough roof inspection or gutter cleaning cost estimate. We will take photographs and create comprehensive report on the issues of your roof and its components. We can help you determine if roof repairs or roof replacement will best suit your needs and budget. We even offer great financing options for qualifying customers. We look forward to helping you enjoy a secure roof over your head.