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What Exactly Do Gutters Do?

What Exactly Do Gutters Do?

The basic function of gutters is to drain water off of the roof and away from the home. This simple act can protect your home from significant damage. The role that gutters play in your home is crucial in an environment like Calgary where there is annual snowmelt and spring rain. Despite how critical the role of gutters is for the home, they can become neglected, which may lead to them becoming clogged or rusted through. When this happens, gutters can no longer perform their function for the home. Learn proper gutter care to improve the function of your gutters and the longevity of your home.

Why Gutters Are Important And How To Care For Them

What Do Gutters Do?
Gutters essentially drain water away from the home by directing it along the edges of the roof. The gutters then direct the water into a drain spout, which ensures the water drains away from the home. The reason gutters are so important is because without them all of the water that hits your roof would instead drip off the roof and collect at the base of your home. When this happens, especially repeatedly over time, the water seeps into the foundation of your home and causes damage such as cracking, which can lead to large structural issues down the road. Gutters also help protect any landscaping around the home by preventing soil erosion caused by water runoff.

How Do You Care For Gutters?
For gutters to properly function, they need to be free of all debris, such as leaves, twigs, ice, and more, and they need to be free of leaks. Cracks and gaps are often caused by rust and are most likely to occur at the seams of the gutter. To clean gutters, you can climb a ladder and clear the debris out yourself or you can hire a professional to do it. Hiring a professional can be safer, as it prevents you from climbing a ladder, but it is also a good opportunity to have a professional look at the gutters while they clean and advise if any gutter repair is needed or if a full gutter replacement might be recommended.

Caring for your gutters not only allows the gutters to adequately drain water but will prevent rust stains on the side of your house and give your home a cleaner look. Clearing your gutters reduces the amount of weight they carry, as wet organic matter can become very heavy and start to pull at your gutters, which increases the risk of the gutters being torn from the home.

Are There Any Scenarios Where Gutters Aren’t Needed?
It is possible to live in a home without gutters, but only if your home is built on piers. This means the home is elevated off the ground using thin but deep posts. Because the home is no longer on the ground, it is less likely to become damaged by water. Homes that are on inclines can sometimes be less at risk for water damage, as the water flows downhill, but in cities where there is significant snowmelt, particularly snowmelt from roofs, gutters can still be greatly beneficial. Because the snow on the roof melts faster than the snow on the ground that is partially in shadow, if there are no gutters or if gutters are clogged or rusted through, the water that has melted off the roof will stay close to the home and get trapped by the snow on the ground near the home so that it cannot flow downhill. This can damage the foundation.

Calgary Roofing Repair

If your gutters are leaking, frequently clogging, or otherwise not adequately draining water, have your gutters serviced right away. Waiting will only increase the risk of damage to your foundation while water collects at the base of your home. If it’s time for a gutter upgrade, whether you need a gutter repair or a whole new gutter installation, call Asonic Roofing in Calgary. Our team specializes in gutter repair and gutter replacement and all of our Calgary gutter specialists are fully certified. We guarantee the highest standard of work so that you won’t have to worry about replacing your gutters for years to come. Asonic Roofing also offers the installation of a gutter guard system to help prevent future gutter clogs. For any gutter repair or service, contact Asonic roofing at 1-403-462-2808 or fill out the online contact form.

FAQ

The most common type of gutters is traditional gutters that have seams. These gutters are the most common because they are affordable and they don’t require special installation. Another type of gutter option is seamless gutters, which tend to last longer since the seams of the gutters are most susceptible to damage. Seamless gutters are custom-made and require professional gutter installation, but they are more aesthetically pleasing than their sectional counterparts and add value to the home.

Installing a gutter guard on your gutter system will prevent debris from accumulating in the gutter while still allowing water to flow through.

Our gutter services include:

  • Removal of any leaves, twigs, dirt, or sediment buildup 
  • Repair of any damage to your eavestrough due to wind or storms 
  • Upgrade your eavestrough to boost the value of your home 
  • Add a gutter guard to prevent future damage 
  • Address any downpipe repairs

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We Give You a Safe and Beautiful Home

With over 20 years of industry experience behind us, we are a leading roofing company in Calgary that understands the meaning of quality, customer service, and reliability. Whether you need us to fix a leaky roof or install a brand new front door, our free assessments, flexible payment plans, and high-quality products make it easy for you to achieve a safe and beautiful home. We are proud to serve Calgary and surrounding areas.

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Our focus is you and we’ll never sell you anything that isn’t right for your home and family. Whether you require a total roof replacement, siding repair, or the installation of new windows and doors, our expert team will guide you through all your possible options to ensure you get exactly what you need. 

For more information about our roofing services, or to arrange a free assessment and quote, contact us today at (403) 462-2808 or complete our contact form below.

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