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April 22, 2019




Tips to Maintain Eavestroughs

Just like the roof of your home, eavestroughs – the most disregarded exterior element of your home – demand equal attention. Here’s how you can make sure to maintain them and ensure longevity of the eavestroughs:

  • Keep them clean and clutter free: An eavestrough is supposed to allow water to flow freely. If debris and leaves settle in the eavestrough then they get clogged. This can cause the water to get accumulated, ultimately damaging your eavestrough. So it’s important to clean all the debris from your eavestrough. Installing a screen guard on top of your eavestrough can help keep the debris away.
  • Seal all the joints: In order to avoid leaks, it is necessary to seal all the joints in the eavestrough. You can use a silicone sealant on the inside of the joints. Smoothen all the edges of the eavestrough to prevent debris from collecting.
  • Repair as and when required: Your eavestrough can get damaged and develop cracks if used for a long period of time. Repairing them from time to time will ensure that they function effectively. If there are holes and cracks then use bead silicon sealing to seal cracks. If your eavestrough spikes have become loose then purchase new ones. Faulty spikes can cause your entire eavestrough system to fall.
  • Choose the eavestrough’s material carefully: There are a lot of plastic gutters available in the market, and they are easy to install. But going for a sturdy aluminum eavestrough is better. Aluminum lasts longer and can withstand harsh weather.
  • Pay attention to your downspout: If your downspout doesn’t lead to an underground gutter, then extend it. Make sure that your downspout carries the runoff away from the foundation of the house.

If your eavestroughs need attention and you need assistance to fix or repair them, contact us for expert opinion. Turnbull Roofing & Renovations Ltd. has been the pioneer of roofing services for over 30 years in Durham region- including Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering & the Clarington area. To get free quote e-mail us today at info@turnbullroofing.com or call (905) 579-7663.