Whether you’re in Barrhaven, Kanata, Nepean, Orleans or anywhere else in Ottawa, when summer comes, you want to enjoy those beautiful warm days. The last thing you want to be doing is DIY chores around the house. However, it’s essential that you keep on top of home maintenance, so your property is prepared for when the colder weather comes.
Handyman Services in Ottawa
Gillespie Handyman Services can help you with those annoying jobs you don’t always get around to because there always seems to be something more important to do. For example, one such task is cleaning and maintaining your eavestroughs. You probably know you should be keeping your gutters clear of debris all year round, but getting your ladders out is just too much hassle.
Gutter Repair and Maintenance
Your gutters and eavestroughs play an important role in protecting your home from rain, snow and snowmelt. The problem is, they can easily become blocked with fallen leaves and other debris, and clogged and poorly maintained eavestroughs can lead to major problems.
If your eavestroughs are blocked, they will not properly channel the water away from your home, putting your property at risk of structural damage from the water. Fascia boards can become damaged or start to rot when water leaks or overflows from the gutters. Gutters and downspouts can separate from the house.
In winter, blocked eavestroughs will not channel water from snowmelt away from your home, leading to water damage. Water sitting in the eavestrough can freeze when the temperature drops, and when water freezes, it expands. Then, eavestroughs can buckle, crack or leak and you could end up having to replace them.
Leaks can also occur in the corners of the eavestroughs when the sun dries out your sealant, cracks form and the joint is no longer watertight. In addition, clogged and poorly maintained gutters can lead to ice dams, where the water freezes near the eaves, creating a barrier and trapping water on the roof. The next thing you know, your roof needs expensive repairs.
Siding Repair For Your Ottawa Property
Summer is the perfect time to tackle this issue, as well as any repair you need to sidings, fascias, soffits and downpipes. But it’s not worth trying to do it yourself and putting yourself at risk of falling and injuring, or not doing the job thoroughly enough. It’s far better to entrust that job to the experts, like those at Gillespie Handyman Services Inc. We specialize in eavestroughs, soffits and fascia repair in Ottawa, and we’d be happy to give you a free quote for your property.
Anything made of concrete will eventually weaken, crack and lose structural integrity. The freezing and thawing cycles of the harsh Ontario weather, as well as general wear and tear, can cause cracks and fractures in concrete. Luckily, we have the expertise to repair concrete in and around your home, whether it’s walls, patios, driveways, sidewalks, basement floors or steps that need attention.
If you notice cracks in your home’s foundation or if you need maintenance for concrete support pillars or any other professional concrete repair, get in touch with Gillespie Handyman Services Inc. You can contact us for any handyman services around your home, including eavestroughs, soffit and fascia repairs in Ottawa. We'd be happy to help you get even more out of your summer — and out of your home!