It is important to make sure you have an efficient eavestrough system to catch rain run-off from your roof. When eavestroughs, also referred to as gutters, become clogged with debris such as leaves, twigs and even snow, the flow of water is restricted and could cause the eavestrough to warp or freeze during winter.
Importance of Proper Drainage
When water is not expelled effectively through the eavestrough, the water backs up and will eventually begin to seep into your home. Clogged eavestroughs are common culprits for water damage to and in your home. Drain spouts which do not extend far enough from the foundation of your home, will cause water to pool at the foundation resulting in cracks to walls and even the foundation itself.
Proper eavestrough maintenance can help prevent:
Wood damage to roof deck
Damage to exterior bricks
Damage to internal walls
Damage to landscape and flower beds