When it comes to caring for your house, make sure you add cleaning gutters to your annual home maintenance checklist.
Rain gutters are an essential part of your house, they help transport water away, preventing your home from costly water damages.
As the weather changes, debris accumulate in the gutters, creating a soft layer and perfect environment for mildew and moss to grow. This gets thicker over time, making it impossible for water to flow through your gutters.
Prevention is the key to avoid gutter issues and costly repairs.
Gutter cleaning can help prevent build up of environmental materials including dust, sticks, leaves, snow and ice clogged gutters. Regular gutter cleaning will keep your gutters from overflowing and causing water damage to your basement, foundation and home’s interior and exterior.
If your gutters are not cleaned properly, the rainwater won’t flow properly. During a heavy rain fall, the gutter will fill up with water and overflow. When this happens, most homeowners think they have a leaky gutter, but in this case the capacity of the system is simply being exceeded by the volume of the water. This can also put a lot of extra weight into your gutter system and lead to other gutter issues.
Regular maintenance and cleaning of your gutter system is the best way for your gutters to last longer.
We recommend that your gutters and down-pipes are checked and cleaned up to four times per year to ensure they are running well when you most need them, during winter and the rainy season in Vancouver. Cleaning your rain gutter is essential for preventing a wide variety of problem and costly water damage to your house.
As a general guideline, you should clean your gutters at least once per year to prevent clogs and buildup. However, if you ever notice water leaking, dripping or spilling over the edge of your gutter, that’s a sign that cleaning or repair is needed right away.
During winter, freezing conditions can damage your gutter systems. Try to keep your gutters clear of excessive snow loads to prevent freeze from happening. If you have overhanging trees or big windstorms close to your home, you should get your gutters cleaned more often. Other factors that may impact how often you should clean your gutters include:
The timing of cleaning your gutters can help prolong its life and minimize damage as well. There are many factors to consider when choosing the best time to clean your gutter system, but we usually recommend these two seasons:
We have many years of experience and our gutter experts are fully trained and proficient problem-solvers.
We provide our customers with all the product knowledge and technical know-how and best gutter cleaning services to help maintain your home or building functioning well and looking great.
Our gutter experts are friendly, highly trained and wear safety equipment during the whole process. They combine tools and skills to deliver the best results for both residential and commercial customers.
When you bring in our crew to clean your gutters, you won’t have to worry about accidents or liability. Our gutter experts operate with full protection safety and they use tools to safely reach high positions and areas.
Our staff is trained not only to clean your gutters, but also to make recommendations to find issues that need to be repair and to improve your gutter system.
Weatherguard has been proudly serving the Lower Mainland for over 35 years.
We provide gutter services in Vancouver and across Metro Vancouver. Our gutter experts are ready to provide gutter cleaning services in Surrey, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Langley, New Westminster, Abbotsford, Tsawwassen, Ladner, Delta, White Rock, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.