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February 25, 2016 17:39 ET

Kitsilano Roofing Company Offers Gutter Cleaning Tips

Kitsilano Roofing Company Publishes Article to Help People Prolong the Lives of Their Roof

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 25, 2016) - The roofing contractors at Kitsilano Roofing have an important reminder with the onset of a rainy spring: clean your gutters. Although it's a small task, keeping your gutters clean can help prolong the life of your roof and prevent damage to your home. For more information, go to:

"When water pools in clogged gutters, the resulting weight can cause them to pull loose," explains a company representative. "This can lead to damage behind the fascia or trim. There's also a chance they will simply overflow and gradually erode the landscaping or foundation around the home."

In colder areas, ice damming can cause backup into the roof system. When the ice thaws, the result is a leak. While that's not typically a concern in Vancouver, falling leaves and branches can have a similar effect. It's very easy for water to pool on a balcony and gradually find its way to the room or floor below.

Eavestroughs and gutters should be cleaned at least twice a year. The best times are generally May and October, although it may need to be done more frequently in an area with a lot of tall trees.

All you need are simple tools: a hose, gloves, disposal bag, and a garden trowel or scoop. Begin at the downspout. Use a trowel and hose to wash and scoop away any dirt. If the downspout is plugged, it may need to be taken apart and cleaned. Remember to survey for leaks when rinsing the trough.

"You should always wear gloves and make sure your ladder is secure before starting. If you want your roof serviced, roofing companies have special tools and training to quickly and professionally perform all aspects of maintenance and repair."

About the Company

Kitsilano Roofing is a company that installs and repairs residential as well as commercial roofing in British Columbia. They strive to provide the best customer service in terms of reliability and honesty in all their communications with the client. Our experts believe that working with values of excellence and high quality helps provide a hassle-free experience. Punctuality is taken care of at Kitsilano Roofing, as their technicians can work around all schedules. The company is known for hiring the best professionals, as well as the best people.

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