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Eavestrough cleaning

In fact, homeowners who do not perform the requisite fall maintenance on their eavestrough system are asking for a future headache — not to mention a hit in the pocketbook. The biggest mistake in terms of eavestroughs that people make is not cleaning them in the late fall. The leaves fall in large quantities in the late fall, so that's the time to take care of the situation. The ramifications of not doing so can be many and costly. Leaves and other organic matter gather and clog the homes external drainage system. Then when the cold temperatures of winter hit, problems happen. The whole inside of the eavestrough will become, in essence, a block of ice. The end result in the spring, when temperatures rise, is that the roof, fascia board and the corners of the eavestrough system can be damaged.

Aside from late fall, homeowners should endeavour to clean their gutters every spring, as well. The worst (debris) is in fall, but when spring seedlings split, if you have enough trees on your property, problems could also happen.

Why take a chance climbing up a ladder, trying to do it from the ladder or even worse trying to walk on your roof. Leave it to the experts. We don't leave you a mess to clean up, we use ladder stand off's, check downspouts, and inspect your roof for any damages...don't wait until it is too late and have overflowing or even basement water damage.

Our rates:
Bungalow - from $79.00
2 Story Semi Detached - from $99.00
2 Story Detached - from $125.00


With eavestrough cleaning we will check you roof. He is our check list:
1. Vents, plumbing stacks and similar roof penetrations use purpose-made flashings combining rubber or neoprene sleeves and metal. The top and sides sit under the shingles, the bottom sits on top
2. There are several ways to shingle the seam between two sloped fields of the roof. Valleys can be open, as shown here, with a continuous strip of flashing underneath the trimmed shingles. Or valleys can be closed, so the shingles from each side of the valley are interwoven—an approach that requires more skill but experts argue is superior
3. Chimneys require a complex system of overlapping step flashing. Two keys to a long-lasting seal: the top edges must be mortared into the brick joint, and the back of the chimney (not shown) needs a cricket to divert water from very vulnerable roof seams
4. Anothr drip edge protects the fascia board and diverts water into the eavestroughs. This one should sit under the underlay
5. Where roof meets gable wall, the roofing underlay is folded to run at least 4" up the wall. On top of that, step flashing is woven in with the shingles. Finally, siding is installed on the wall and hides the leak-resistant seam beneath
6. A drip edge along the rake of a gabled roof is an often-missed detail, but it helps protect the rake board. It should sit above any underlay