Gutter Guards & Cleaning Ottawa
Gutter Cleaning Ottawa,
Gatineau And Eastern Ontario
You may not pay much attention to them but eavestroughs (or as they are more commonly referred to as gutters) are an important part of your roof. Without them, water from rain and melted snow would simply slide off the roof. It would land next to your house and cause damage to landscaping or seep into the ground where it can cause damage to your home’s foundation.
By diverting rainwater and melted snow off your roof and away from your home, gutters therefore play an essential role in protecting your home from water damage. However, gutters also require proper maintenance as leaves, pine needles, dirt and debris can accumulate in them and clog them up.
At Get Em Out Wildlife Control, we do more than just remove raccoons and mice remove from your house. We are also a gutter cleaning company and thus tackle gutter cleaning service in Ottawa and the surrounding area. We can advise you about the advantages and disadvantages of different gutter systems and gutter guards, and even install them for you.
Ottawa Gutter Cleaning Services
Gutter cleaning in Ottawa is often viewed as a DIY project. But the proper cleaning of your gutters is neither easy nor quick. That is why you should definitely call a trusted gutter cleaning company to take care of your twice-annual gutter cleaning in Ottawa.
Our experts at Get Em Out Wildlife Control have the professional equipment and know-how to conduct gutter cleaning service safely and effectively. We recommend booking a roof gutter cleaning Ottawa at least twice a year, ideally in the spring (after winter when debris can be mixed up in the snow) and fall (when leaves and other debris are shed by trees).
One other thing our team provides is the installation of gutter guards. If you have not installed any gutter guards yet, you may want to consider adding them to your existing gutters as they can make your life (and gutter cleaning Ottawa) a lot easier.
Why Install Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards are a great help when it comes to roof gutter cleaning and properly maintaining your gutters. They protect your gutters from the accumulation of all the things that don’t belong in there: leaves, branches, and anything else that may obstruct the flow of water in them.
Gutter guards act essentially like a strainer: they allow rainfall to pass freely down into the roof gutter while preventing anything too big from settling in and clogging up your gutter (occasionally, a branch or leaf may get stuck and require removal). The additional upside to them is that they make cleaning your gutter easier as well.
Benefits of Gutter Guards
- Prevent animals from building nests: especially birds are prone to build nests in your gutters, but also squirrels or wasps and bees may find your gutters inviting. Gutter guards deny those animals access to your gutters
- Make gutter cleaning easier: because gutter guards prevent larger debris like branches from even entering your gutters (and potentially getting stuck there) they make cleaning all that much easier
- Prevent clogging of gutters: the same principle by which your gutters are easier to clean applies here: because larger debris cannot enter your gutters, it is highly unlikely that your gutters will clog up
- Aids in harvesting clean rainwater: some people like to collect rainwater, for example to use for their garden. Gutter guards filter out the debris from your water and make it ready for your gardening needs
- Keep water from pooling: pooling usually occurs when the gutters are clogged. By preventing branches and other debris to enter gutters in the first place, gutter guards keep water from pooling and instead allow it to flow freely and drain through your downspout
Gutter Guard Options
There are multiple designs of gutter guards available to fit your budget and preferences. Maintaining them to keep them clean and in working order is similar for all.
Brushes are a budget-friendly option that can be easily installed on existing gutters. They fit directly onto the gutter and allow water to pass through while catching large debris. They are a little more susceptible to smaller debris and dirt and will need to be checked regularly.
Foam blocks are another inexpensive and easy solution to avoid needing a full gutter cleanout. They are set into the gutter and allow water to pass through freely which picks out larger and smaller debris. They may require occasional rinsing as well as the removal of stuck debris like pine needles and twigs.
Mesh Screen Guards
These guards are similar to perforated guards. However, they have a super fine mesh that fits over the gutter therefore allowing no debris whatsoever to enter the gutter while letting the water flow through freely. If some accumulation does occur, it can be easily wiped off.
Perforated guards are constructed of metal and fit over your gutter cleaning ottawa. The guards allow water to pass through but stop large debris. Any accumulation of debris occurs on top of the perforated guards and that can be easily swept away once dry.
Reverse-Curse gutter guards typically fit over the existing gutter via attachment to the roof. Alternatively, they could be an entire gutter system that allows rainwater to ‘curve’ down the gutter while debris is washed away. Either way, reverse-curve designs are considered to be very effective when installed correctly and require very little to no maintenance.
All these kinds of gutter guards protect your gutters from the worst debris. Which gutter guard you choose largely depends on personal preference and budget. Keep in mind though that installing gutter guards does not completely replace proper maintenance twice a year. You will still need to ensure your gutters are properly maintained and cleaned. It will just be that much easier.
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Gutter Guards & Cleaning Services Ottawa
Whether you are looking to have your gutters cleaned or gutter guards installed, our experts at Get Em Out Wildlife Control are here for you. Thanks to over a decade in the restoration and home improvement business, we have the experience and know-how to install and clean your gutters and gutter guards. For more information on our gutter services, or to receive a quote, contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Difference Between Eavestrough and Gutter?
Most people are familiar with the term ‘gutter’ but haven’t heard of the word eavestrough. Technically, a gutter runs along the side of the road, while an eavestrough is, as the name indicates, a trough attached to the eaves of your house. However, you can also refer to the eavestrough of your house as the gutter – we won’t mind.
How Often Should I Clean My Gutters?
Ideally, you should clean your gutters twice a year: at the end of fall, when the leaves have fallen off the trees and winter is approaching, and at the beginning of spring, when ice and snow have melted. Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our professionals for all your gutter cleaning Ottawa needs.
What Happens If I Don’t Clean My Gutters Regularly?
The entire purpose of your gutters is to direct water away from your home and ensure that it doesn’t seep into the foundation of your house, where it can cause severe damage. Without cleaning your gutters regularly, debris can clog up your eavestrough and lead to your gutters overflowing. That leads to the water falling straight down – and reaching your foundation. So as insignificant as they may seem, eavestroughs actually perform an important role in the maintenance of your house.
Can I Clean My Own Gutters?
Cleaning gutters is often viewed as a DIY project, but it is also not without its dangers or challenges. We recommend booking a professional gutter cleaning service to clean out your gutters at least once a year to ensure the entire system is working smoothly and without problems. A professional cleaner from a gutter cleaning company also has the training and experience to notice smaller issues and fix them before they become bigger problems.
What Are Gutter Guards?
Gutter guards are exactly what their name indicates: they guard your gutters. Gutter guards are a good way to protect from debris such as leaves, branches, or even bird nests. They ensure the function of your eavestrough and make gutter cleaning Ottawa a lot easier. Much like a strainer, they keep bigger debris out while letting only water (and small debris) pass through.
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