It’s no secret that we receive a tremendous amount of rain in Greater Vancouver. Our homes shed this water from the roof through the gutter system which controls the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation, and landscape. Gutters are an integral part of your home’s well-being. Uncontrolled rainwater from your roof can damage your foundation, create a wet basement, cause sliding and wood to rot and encourage interior mold and mildew growth. On your lawn, pooled rainwater can drown your landscaping, breed mosquitos, and prevent you from enjoying your backyard.
At Macbeth Roofing, we understand that your home needs the appropriate system of gutters and downspouts to properly achieve this process.
There are two types of gutter systems:
- Hidden/built-in gutters
- Continuous aluminum gutters
Homeowners and architects love the appearance of hidden/built-in gutters as they aren’t visible when looking at the home’s exterior.
Another popular choice for homeowners is continuous aluminum gutters. They are attached to the exterior fascia and can be painted to compliment the exterior colours of your home.
Should you hire someone to clean and maintain your gutter systems?
All gutter systems require proper maintenance and regular cleaning. Gutter systems that have been neglected will hold accumulated debris and standing water. The build-up of debris and water can be extremely heavy and can damage the angle of the gutter, known as the pitch. If this pitch is lost due to excess weight, then standing water can back up into the home or overflow into the home’s foundation.
Our qualified roofers can provide the necessary maintenance and repairs to extend the life of your gutter system. We would be pleased to provide you with a Free Consultation to discuss your gutter system options.