4 Warning Signs to Look for When Inspecting Your Home’s Eavestroughs in Edmonton

Stand just outside of your home and look up. What you’re likely looking at are your roof’s eaves and eavestroughs. If you haven’t paid this part of your roof much attention in a while, then you might be surprised at what you see and your eavestroughs may need replacing. At A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP., we perform quality eavestrough installation in Edmonton and the surrounding area, including St. Albert and Sherwood Park.

Not too familiar with roofing terminology? Not a problem. The eaves of your roof are the edges that overhang your home’s walls, projecting beyond them. Attached to the eaves is the eavestrough system, which is responsible for carrying water away from your roof and your walls, to the downspouts that then carry it away from your foundation.

You should inspect your eavestroughs at least twice a year to make sure they are in good condition. Here are the top four signs that it’s time for our roofers to replace your home’s eavestroughs:

  1. Leaks

    Properly working eavestroughing should be completely free of leaks. There are many different types of eavestrough leaks that can develop over time, such as pinhole leaks, leaks from cracks, and leaks at connecting joints. A leaky system can cause leaks, water damage, and mould problems inside of your home. You should contact Edmonton roofing contractors to see if your leaky eavestroughs just need some minor repairs or an entire system replacement.

  2. Overflow

    An overflowing eavestrough system can result in the same issues like a leaky one. Usually, the issue is caused by a blockage that a good cleaning can correct. However, if your eavestroughs are getting blocked by shingle granules or shingle pieces from an old and failing roof, then it may be time to have your eavestroughs and your entire roofing system replaced.

  3. Pooling water

    Water may pool in your eavestroughs if they are clogged, damaged, improperly angled, or sagging. The problem with pooling water is that it can lead to corrosion and leaks. Experienced Edmonton roofers can get to the bottom of why the water is pooling.

  4. Loose/damaged fasteners

    The hangers, nails, or screws that fasten your eavestrough to your eaves can get loose over time, which allows water to make contact with the fascia boards along your roof line. It’s best not to try fixing the fasteners yourself if you don’t have any roofing experience. An Edmonton roof repair expert can make sure the job is done right.

Our Edmonton Roofers Provide Eavestrough Repairs and Replacement

Regular inspection and maintenance can help your eavestroughs last for many years. Eventually, however, they will need to be replaced. With over 60 years of experience, A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. is one of the Edmonton roofing companies you know you can call if you need an eavestrough replacement. We provide high-quality installation services for all types of continuous eavestrough systems.

If your eavestroughs are looking a little worse for wear, then don’t hesitate to contact the Edmonton and Sherwood Park roofing contractors at A. Clark Roofing & Siding LP. today.

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