Why Should You Clean Gutters Before Winter?

Why Should You Clean Gutters Before Winter?

Every year before winter we always advertise to clean your gutters before winter comes and there is a reason for this besides marketing. The main reasons are to prevent further damage to your home. If your Eavestrough in Ottawa freezes with water and debris your gutters are not designed to accommodate the additional weight which can cause it to tear off or start pulling away from the home.

Ottawa turns into winter wonderland and you will most likely see icicles hanging from your home, while they make your home look like a card, the ice dams can cause significant damage to your roof and gutters.

Another reason is if your gutters stay full of debris they can begin to breed dangerous contaminates such as mold, mildew to which they can spread under the eavestrough and into the soffit and attic areas of your home.

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can completely forget about pests. While clean gutters may not repel foraging rodents and insects, it can help prevent them from nesting and entering in to your home. Virtually all critters love dark, damp places..

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