Gutter Cleaning | Clogged Gutters Cost You More Money Than You Think
Gutter back-ups caused by leaves and a myriad of other debris cause more harm to your home than you may realize! Clogged gutters cause leaky basements and can also damage foundations.
Gutters and downspouts are installed to guide rainwater and melting snow away from your home’s foundation walls. The expansion and contraction cycle of the soil that surrounds your home is the number one reason for slab failure. Heavy rain and dry spells compromise the foundation support leading to cracked foundation walls and masonry as well as sticking doors and windows.
Clogged gutters freeze, cracking your eaves trough. Debris and water that freeze will expand, which can crack the gutter as well.
Clogged gutters add to ice dam damage. The debris in the eaves trough harbors the ice formed when ice dams form, aggravating the situation. This is a period of accelerated damage to the entire eaves area.
Clogged gutters damage your fascia board (photo on right). Heavy eaves troughs pull away at your fascia board, and usually cause damage to the fascia board as well when they come down. The pooling water weakens the wood at your eaves and fascia due to rot.
Clogged gutters are where mosquitoes breed. The murky pools in backed-up gutters are the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes; minimizing standing water is minimizing the risk of west Nile virus.
Clogged gutters cause masonry and siding staining when the dirt and elements in the soil splash on the side of your home. Over time this creates permanent stains that are difficult to remove or hide.
Clogged gutters damage landscaping: water run off damages plants, and over watering conditions permit fungus growth and attracts harmful insects.
You can save thousands by keeping gutters clean. Rather than spend your savings on leaky basement damage, replacing gutters, damaged fascia and soffit boards (last photo on right), it can cost as little as $60 to have your gutters properly cleaned! You can virtually eliminate the need for cleaning your gutters by having gutter guards installed! See diagram below.
CVH Roofing does Kitchener Gutter Cleaning and gutter guard installation. We offer discounts on gutter guard installation in Kitchener if you have a CVH roof replacement or a roof repair. We roof London, Kitchener and most of Southern Ontario.