We install rainware eavestrough systems that effectively carry water away from your home before it spills over and damages your foundation or basement. Built of corrosion-resistant aluminum, our rainware won’t rot, rust, or warp – providing ongoing service that requires minimal maintenance.

Our eaves range in size from 5″-6″ seamless, include downpipe and all related accessories, and are available in a wide range of colours.

 

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High-Quality Materials and Craftsmanship

5-Year Workmanship Warranty

 

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Gutter Protection from Alu-Rex™

In addition to our seamless rainware, we offer the Alu-rex gutter protection system, a system designed to eliminate trough cleaning.

Spring

Protect your eavestroughs through the freeze-thaw cycles of early spring, and prevent ice and snow from accumulating to ensure water will drain freely when rain comes.

Summer 

Keep debris out of your gutters, and prevent rainwater from overflowing during intense summer storms.

 

Fall

Stop falling leaves from clogging your eavestroughs, helping them stay cleaner and simplifying seasonal home maintenance.

 

 

Winter

Avoid snow and ice buildups that can damage or warp your rain gutters and cause backed-up water to make its way into your home via your roof or foundation.

 

 

Alu-Rex’s gutter protection systems boast features that help your eavestroughs look better and last longer. Its products include the T-Rex Continuous Hanger for new rain gutter installations and the Gutter Clean system for retrofitting existing eavestroughs.

T-RexMC Continuous Hanger for New Installations

T-RexMC Hangers provide end-to-end reinforcement that eliminates weak points and makes rain gutters stronger.

Dura-CleanMC technology uses an integrated drip edge to prevent tiger stripes.

Alu-PerfMC technology gives you the perfect balance between drainage and protection, letting water in and keeping debris out.

Roll-BackMC technology keeps water inside your eavestroughs during even the heaviest rains.

Self-sealing screws reduce the chances that water will be able to leak into the fascia.

Winter shieldMC technology ensures ice and snow can’t penetrate and protects against expansion.

Gutter CleanMC System for Eavestroughs Already in Place

Flex Seal technology, patented and unique to Alu-Rex, gives an airtight seal and resists UV rays and temperature changes.

Alu-PerfMC technology gives you the perfect balance between drainage and protection, letting water in and keeping debris out.

Roll-BackMC technology keeps water inside your eavestroughs during even the heaviest rains.

Winter shieldMC technology ensures ice and snow can’t penetrate and protects against expansion.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Eavestroughs Answered by Our Expert Contractors

How do I know I need new eavestroughs?

There are a number of signs you can watch for including:

  • The appearance of large cracks. Small holes can sometimes be plugged, but bigger flaws can be more problematic.
  • Water pooling at the base of your home. If this is happening, the first thing you need to do is check downspouts to make sure they aren’t backed up and are set up to direct water away from your home. If they are working well, that probably means you’re dealing with a leak or overflow.
  • Discolouration on or around the gutters. Look at what’s around your rain gutters too, including soffit and fascia. More minor damage may only require a repair, but if it’s more significant you’ll need to start thinking about replacements.
  • Eavestroughs that are sagging or pulling away from the edge of your home. If you are able to address this problem with a quick repair (like fixing a loose fastener), make sure you don’t at the same time try to “correct” your eavestroughs by straightening them out.
  • If you have steel eavestroughs, look for corrosion and consider switching to aluminum when it’s time for a replacement.

What’s the best time of year to install new eavestroughs?

The three most popular seasons tend to be spring, summer, and fall:

  • Spring can be a good time of year in that most contractors aren’t too busy yet and will therefore have more flexible availability. The main drawbacks with spring are often related to the unpredictability of the weather.
  • Summer is when contractors tend to start getting more active.
  • Fall is perhaps the busiest time of year, though it’s also when the weather tends to be the most cooperative.

Winter weather makes it difficult to undertake significant work; however, if you encounter issues or your eavestroughs sustain damage, you should contact a reputable home contractor right away. They will be able to assess the situation, perform any necessary repairs, and provide guidance on more long-term actions you may be able to take in the spring.

What’s the difference between pre-made factory corners and hand-mitred ones?

Pre-made factory corners are ready out of a box and simple to attach; however, they have more visible seams and are more prone to premature wear and tear.

Hand-mitered corners take more time and skill to make, but they are worth it:

  • Hand-mitered corners are made precisely to fit your eavestrough and ensure a smooth appearance. Whereas pre-made corners have three seams, hand-mitered corners only have one.
  • Because of how they are assembled, pre-made corners tend to oxidize more inconsistently than hand-mitered ones and become more unevenly discoloured over time.
  • The additional caulking required to join pre-made corners can trap water, wearing the material (metal and caulking) more quickly and making pre-made corners more prone to leaking.

Overall, hand-mitered corners both look better and last longer, making them the superior choice for every home.

Do eavestroughs really need to be sloped?

Although your eavestroughs may look straight from the ground, the reality is that they probably are and absolutely should be sloped slightly to encourage water to flow in the right direction. In technical terms, the slope (otherwise called the pitch) is the degree eavestroughs slant downward along the path of the water flow.

Remember that the slope needs to be precise. If it’s not steep enough water will pool and spill over, and if it’s too severe that will compromise the amount of water your rain gutters are able to handle.

How often should I clean my eavestroughs? 

You should plan to clean your eavestroughs at least one to two times per year, usually in the late spring and again in the fall. Keep an eye on them, though. If you find your eavestroughs fill with debris like leaves and needles more quickly, you will need to clear them more often.

How can I divert water away from my home at the bottom of the downspout?

Commonly used products and methods for diverting water away from your home may include:

  • Splash blocks, which are typically made of plastic or concrete and are readily available in most home improvement stores.
  • Rain barrels can be especially handy for homeowners keen to recycle rainwater for their gardens.
  • Trenches that use things like pipes or concrete pathways to take water away and prevent it from leaching into the ground as it travels.
  • Ground wells, also called dry wells, are perforated or open-bottomed barrels that are buried in your lawn and enable captured rainwater to gradually drain into the soil surrounding them. They are ideal for homes with soil that drains well naturally but should always be placed well away from a home’s foundation (two meters or more).

Keep in mind that you can use multiple solutions around your home. One area may benefit from a splash block, another a trench, and another a rain barrel. You should also inspect trenches, ground wells, and rain barrels 1-2 times per year to make sure no debris has become trapped and they are still functioning properly.

Ultimately, the most important part of any rainwater diversion system is that the water is effectively directed away from your home’s foundation.

Do I need to do anything to prepare my home before contractors arrive to replace my eavestroughs?

Before our contractors arrive, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your eavestrough installation:

  • Remove any small lawn decorations or solar lights. Our contractors put larger items aside safely and return them after the installation.
  • Clear space in the driveway for the crew to unload material and set up the equipment necessary for installation. The crew will pack up at the end of the day, but materials will remain onsite.
  • If you have pets in the house and they tend to be nervous with loud noises or strangers, homeowners might consider boarding them stay with friends, family, or neighbours or boarding them for the week. There will be noise from pneumatic nailers and compressors as well as from the removal and installation of the material itself.
  • Trimming hedges or tree branches and clearing debris from your yard will provide our crews with safe working environments and speed up the installation process.

How long should I expect the project to take?

In the majority of cases, you can expect the process to take 2-3 days. Keep in mind, however, that this will vary on a home-by-home basis and will be affected by factors outside of your contractor’s control like the weather (rains, winds, snow, temperatures, etc.).

When will Quality Exterior’s contractors be working on my home?

Our contractors typically start their day around 7:00am and end it around 6:00pm during the week. Should we need to work alternate hours or be present on the weekend, we will discuss that with you in advance.

What will the cleanup process be like?

Our crews will tidy the area on a daily basis and will do a complete clean when the job is complete.

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