Gutters and eavestroughs, if not properly cleaned and maintained before the cold and snowy weather hits, can be the sources of major problems. If your eaves and gutters are clogged with debris that prevents proper drainage of water, there may be two major issues.
First, the trapped debris mixes with draining water, which can freeze it into a thick mass. If this mass is sufficiently large, it can buckle the metal in your eavestroughs, bend it out of shape and open the door to a whole host of potential drainage problems.
Also, if your eaves and gutters are not properly cleaned, your risk of developing ice dams increases dramatically. Ice dams occur when water is unable to drain from your eaves and ends up being pushed back up under your shingles. This may result in substantial and expensive structural damage to your roof. While other factors contribute to ice dams, such as inadequate attic insulation, they are often caused or aggravated by obstructed roof drainage pathways.
Catch All Eavestroughing are the winter care specialist in Edmonton and Surrounding Area. Here's a quick eavestroughs and gutters guide, including tips for maintenance and guidelines for professional care.
Here are some important general tips and pointers from the pros with regard to eaves and gutters:
Another thing to keep in mind is that snow can melt very quickly in Alberta. Chinook effects can quickly erase accumulated snowfall, and spring brings a real risk of flooding in the region.
Here are some quick flood prevention tips from the Edmonton snow removal experts at Catch All Eavestroughing:
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