Eavestrough Repair, Installation & Replacement
An eavestrough is a narrow channel, or trough, that forms the component of a roof system and collects and diverts rainwater shed by the roof. It is also known as rain gutters or just gutters. The main purpose of an eavestrough is to protect a building’s foundation by channelling water away from its base. The eavestrough runs the perimeter of the home and guides the flow of water off of the roof into safe runoffs, such as downspouts. This controls the flow of water around the home. An eavestrough system also helps to reduce erosion, prevents leaks in basements and crawl spaces. It also protects painted or stained surfaces by reducing exposure to water and provides a means to collect rainwater for later use.
Eavestroughs can break or bend from a variety of weather conditions, like high winds or freezing rain. Ideally, an eavestrough should provide a direct path that carries water from your roof to the ground. To do that, it has to be free of debris and also be correctly maintained.
We make sure to correctly slope the eavestrough, remove clogs and clean the eavestrough thoroughly, ensuring that your eavestrough is doing the job that it is meant to do.
When a gutter is overflowing, it’s typically caused by a clog somewhere in the down pipe or eavestrough. In fact, when a homeowner calls us with a leak in either their ceiling or basement, 50% of these leaks are due to clogged eavestroughs.
The eavestrough can be fragile in really harsh weather, but when it’s properly installed, it can be very rugged, and protected by the roof itself . Ideally, an eavestrough should provide a direct path that carries water from your roof to the ground. In order to do that, it has to be free of debris and also be correctly maintained. We make sure to correctly slope the gutters, remove clogs and clean the eavestroughs thoroughly, ensuring that your eaves trough is doing the job that it is meant to do. We do custom eavestrough repairs making your gutters look as good as new.