Storm-Damaged Eavestrough Repair in Toronto
July 5, 2017
Eavestrough Inspection, Cleaning, and Repair Can Guard against Storm Damage
An effectively functioning roof is indispensable to protecting families and their personal possessions from the seasonal extremes of Toronto’s weather; in many respects, a roof acts as a shield against these elements, ensuring the family’s comfort and safety while holding at bay any high winds, rain, snow and ice, intense sun and heat, bitter cold, etc. that local residents can experience throughout any calendar year.
Yet the roof itself is merely one aspect of the entire roofing structure; another important component that contributes significantly to safeguarding a home and its occupants is the eavestrough system. This assemblage of horizontal channels and vertical drain pipes is responsible for collecting and carrying away rainwater and melted snow/ice from the roof of the home as well as preventing potentially serious water damage and expensive repair work to other parts of the home such as:
Unfortunately, the eavestrough system can often be neglected, and even ignored, within the overall scope of home and property maintenance responsibilities. Since the majority of the system is situated somewhat out-of-sight along the roof edge, it may not receive the attention it deserves, particularly if it appears to be working appropriately. Often, its repair or full replacement may only be done after storm damage or failure has occurred, thus resulting in a rather substantial expense for the homeowner.
However, homeowners might escape such extensive eavestrough repair costs by making sure that this system is well-prepared for the eventuality of a storm, whether high wind, rain, snow, or any combination thereof; these preparations should include the following:
- Regular inspections
- Systematic cleaning
- Timely minor repairs
These preventative measures can be implemented by an avid do-it-yourself homeowner; however, in order to ensure that they are done thoroughly and knowledgeably and avoid the potential risks of working at heights/on a ladder, it might be more prudent to use the services of a professional roofing contractor such as Integrity Roofers.
Integrity Roofers offers more than 20 years of roofing experience, including eavestrough inspections, cleaning, and repairs, for the residents of Toronto, Scarborough, and other communities in the GTA such as Brampton and Mississauga, as well as centres extending north toward Barrie. The experts at Integrity Roofers can recognize existing or potential eavestrough issues and perform any necessary repairs to help homeowners avoid more extensive and expensive damage and costs due to high winds or other types of storms.
Comprehensive Eavestrough Repair Services for Toronto and Area Homeowners
Due to both their function and location along the roof edge, eavestroughs are susceptible to storm damage. In the event that homeowners are faced with storm-related damage to their eavestrough system, they can rely on Integrity Roofers to perform the requisite repairs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The comprehensive eavestrough repair services offered by the team at Integrity Roofers in Toronto include the following:
- Ice Dam Removal
- Downspout Rerouting
- Patching/Leak Repairs
- Drip Edge Installations
- Leaf Guard Installations
- Soffit and Fascia Replacement
Additionally, any local property owners who have yet to comply with the City of Toronto’s Mandatory Downspout Disconnection Bylaw (downpipes are no longer permitted to drain below ground level) can contact Integrity Roofers for advice on where to best reposition these pipes in relation to their home and landscaping.
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If you experience storm-related damage to your eavestrough system, or your gutters are not adequately diverting rainwater and melted snow/ice away from your home, call the eavestrough repair experts at Integrity Roofers today at 416-736-7373 or contact us to schedule a service visit as soon as possible to assess the extent of the damage and to determine the best course of action to remedy the situation.