FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW ARE EAVESTROUGH/GUTTERS MADE?
Eavestrough/gutters (the terms can be used interchangeably) are custom made on site using a roll-forming machine. Because your gutters are custom made on site you'll have a choice of size and a wide variety of colours.
ARE YOUR GUTTERS CONTINUOUS?
Yes, because our gutters roll-formed on site they are continuous or seamless from corner to corner.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED NEW EAVESTROUGH?
If your eavestroughs are leaking at the corners, show signs of corrosion, are loose and separating from fascia boards, or are undersized for the roof, it's probably time for replacement
HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED NEW DOWNSPOUT?
If your existing downspouts are loose, showing signs of corrosion, leaking at seams or undersized, it's probably time for replacement
HOW OFTEN DO MY GUTTERS NEED TO BE CLEANED?
At minimum of once a year.
Conditions around the building such as vegetation, birds, and rodents will affect the required frequency.
WHY DO MY GUTTERS HOLD WATER?
The most common reason is debris clogging the gutter or outlets, however as buildings age they may settle which can affect the slope of the gutter installation. Our Complete Trough Service Package can help resolve this issue.
CAN MY EAVESTROUGHS BE RE-SLOPED?
If your eavetroughs are screwed on they can be re-sloped, however if corners need to be disturbed this may cause future leaks. If your eavestroughs are nailed on then it is not feasible to re-slope, however extra downpipes may be added at the areas which hold water.
WHAT SIZE OF EAVESTROUGHS DOES MY HOME REQUIRE?
5” gutters are adequate for most residential applications and are considered the industry standard. For larger roofs a commercial grade 6” gutter system may be required. The size of gutter is the opening at the top of the gutters not the depth.
HOW MANY DOWNSPOUT LOCATIONS DO I REQUIRE?
The rule of thumb is 40 ln. ft. of gutter or less per downspout, this will also depend on how many corners are in the gutters.
Keep in mind the amount of downspouts is not as important as the volume of water which the downpipes can discharge - ex: 3"x4" vs. 2"x3".
Does your gutter system need some TLC? We can help, contact us today for a quote