LAST UPDATED: October 2020.
A rain gutter (eavestrough) is a component of a water discharge system for a building. It is necessary to prevent water dripping or flowing off roofs in an uncontrolled manner for several reasons: to prevent it from damaging the walls, drenching persons standing below or entering the building, and to direct the water to a suitable disposal site where it will not damage the foundations of the building (C) Wikipedia
Here in Calgary, the recommended gutter cleaning schedule is TWICE a year (spring and fall), if your budget allows you to do so.
If you can only afford to do it once a year, do it after leaves fall, but before water starts to freeze and breaks eavestroughs and/or downspouts. That’s where it gets tricky in the Calgary area. A very rapid fall season messes up all the plans usually. A lot of times the air temperature drops below zero and it starts to snow before leaves fall. So you call us to clean your gutters, but we can’t because they are full of ice and snow.
Another thing to keep in mind is the surrounding of your house. Quickly answer these questions:
- Are there trees close to your house?
- Do you or your neighbors have a pine, an ash, a maple, a birch tree?
- Is there construction nearby?
- Is your roof really old?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you may have to clean your gutters more frequently than twice a year. We are always open for a free consultation, give us a call.
Remember that it’s cheaper to maintain your eavestroughs than to repair them, so call your favorite gutter cleaning company and schedule their visit.