Reasons to Use the Eavestrough Cleaning Services of an Experienced Roofing Company

Gutter Cleaning by Experienced Roofers Can Avert Water Damage to Your Home

Rain Gutter Cleaning with Pressure WasherOn the surface, a vast number of homeowners may bemoan the many responsibilities of maintaining their home and property.  These complaints can range from the costs and/or efforts that must be invested in such endeavours to the encroachment of these tasks on time set aside for leisure or personal activities.

When pressed, however, these same homeowners will likely admit that they do not mind the majority of these tasks, and perhaps even have a favoured job like painting, mowing the lawn, gardening, or interior decorating.  While the lists of ‘favourites’ will differ from one person to another, there is quite often a constant at the top of their not-so-favourite lists – cleaning out the eavestroughs.

Their contempt may stem from the risk of working at heights, a reluctance to repeatedly climb up and down a ladder, or simply an overall dislike for the material that commonly collects in an eavestrough; whatever the reason, their conclusions are the same – find something (anything) else to do rather than this particular job.

Unfortunately, neglecting the eavestrough system, whether intentional or unintentional, can have disastrous effects.  Without an effectively operating gutter system, Calgary and Toronto homeowners may and likely will experience water damage in one or more areas of their home, including:

  • Shingles
  • Roof and attic
  • Soffits and fascia
  • Exterior masonry/siding
  • Foundation and basement
  • Interior walls, ceilings, floors
  • Adjacent shrubbery, landscaping

There are several indicators, some more overt or visible than others, that would suggest the existence of eavestrough issues, likely due to inadequate water drainage and/or the added weight of accumulated dirt and debris.  These signs might consist of the following:

  • Pinhole leaks
  • Rusting metal
  • Wet or soggy fascia
  • Stained/moldy soffits
  • Leaking corners/joints
  • Standing/stagnant water
  • Disconnected downspouts
  • Sagging or loose-hanging gutters
  • Signs of rust on siding/exterior masonry
  • Constantly wet soil around the foundation

To avoid/prevent such situations, it is recommended that eavestroughing be cleaned on a semi-annual basis, commonly in the spring and fall.  And while this job can be done in do-it-yourself fashion, risks associated with working at heights, whether on the rooftop or while standing on a ladder, would suggest that homeowners give strong consideration to the gutter cleaning services offered by experienced and reliable roofing companies such as Triumph Roofing in Calgary and Toronto.

Roofing Companies Offer Many Advantages in Relation to Eavestrough Cleaning

Worker Cleaning Gutters For A CustomerOf course, personal safety should always take precedence over other factors, regardless of the specific task at hand when addressing home maintenance or repair needs; even a small loss of concentration or a simple misstep can have major implications for either the homeowner or a member of their family.

However, in addition to the safety aspect, there are several other viable reasons/benefits to choosing Triumph Roofing, a leading roofing company in Calgary and Toronto, to clean the eavestroughs on a residential property.  These would include:

  • Convenience – the work can be done while the homeowner is out
  • Knowledge to inspect gutters, identify issues, and perform repairs
  • Skill – proper training, equipment to work on ladders, sloped roofs
  • Efficiency – ensuring that cleaning will be done correctly/thoroughly
  • Cleaning crews covered by workplace and general liability insurance
  • Peace-of-mind – the home is better protected against water damage

While do-it-yourself eavestrough cleaning may be a more cost-effective method, it is not possible nor prudent to assign a dollar value to one’s personal safety.  Hence, based on the scope of advantages itemized above, it is a wise choice for Toronto and Calgary residents to use the services of trained professionals from Triumph Roofing for their eavestrough cleaning and repair needs.

For more insight on the eavestrough cleaning and repair services provided by Triumph Roofing in Toronto and Calgary, go to our Eavestrough Services page.

Avoid the potential risk of injury by having your eavestroughs cleaned and inspected by the professionals at Triumph Roofing.  Call Triumph Roofing today at 416-534-8877 in Toronto or 403-452-4114 in Calgary or contact us to request an eavestrough cleaning at your earliest convenience and enjoy the peace-of-mind that your home will be better protected from potential water damage.

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