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Eavestroughs and rain water management blog

New color for the T-Rex Continuous Hanger : carbon black

When purchasing a home, new owners want their house to look as good from the outside as it does inside. To that end, Alu-Rex is now offering the T-Rex continuous hanger in carbon black. The perfect solution for homeowners looking to match a dark continuous fastening system to dark gutters.

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Gutter fires: an underestimated hazard

Fire can wreak major havoc in a home and take everything away without mercy. To top it off, insurance-related procedures can be long and cumbersome in such situations. Insurance companies will seek to uncover whether the fire was caused by negligence or an electrical problem. Often, it can even come from outside your residence. Have you ever thought of the possibility of gutter fires? Several fires are actually caused by poorly cleaned gutters that contain a large amount of debris.

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3 types of access panels to get inside your T-Rex gutter

Gutters equipped with the T-Rex are closed and seamless. This feature makes them extremely strong and prevents debris from getting inside. However, what happens when a property is located in an environment where there is dense vegetation? The gutters’ cleaning cycle takes place at an accelerated rate. Under these difficult conditions, the T-Rex® continuous hangerMC can sometimes let micro-debris in, thereby reducing its effectiveness. To address this issue, T-Rex installers have created an access panel located just above the downspouts. There are three ways to install these access panels.

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Should you invest in the installation of a gutter system?

Purchasing a new home often comes with several responsibilities and a ton of projects. Whether you wish to improve the looks of your home or ensure its proper functioning, it seems that a gutter system is a must when it comes to draining rain water. Continue →


The continuous hanger: a short-, mid- and long-term investment

With the harsh and long winters of the North American climate, not to mention rainy autumns and wide temperature variations, several residents are bound to experience some sort of problems with their gutters one day or another. Continue →


How To Estimate The Cost of Eavestrough Work With Google Maps?

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Several tools now allow gutter installers to estimate the dimensions of a project, thus quickly allowing them to give an approximation of the cost of the work to their customers.

The simplest method comes from Google Maps, a platform used regularly, and familiar to many. Continue →


How to Prevent Ice Dams in Your Gutter System?

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Over the course of a full Canadian winter, ice and snow buildups inside a home’s eavestroughs can range from light snow drifts to thick and compact ice blocks, putting the integrity of the whole system in jeopardy. Continue →


MANAGING HEAVY WATER FLOW FROM ROOF VALLEYS

noue de toit Two roof panels that meet to form a valley can often cause homeowners serious headaches. This junction referred to as “ roof valleys ” is always overlooked until the first heavy rains of the season. That’s when new homeowners realize that heavy rain water concentrated in a single area can sometimes cause the inner corners of a gutter to overflow.

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Gutter Protection – A Long-Term Investment

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How exciting it is to buy a new home! Every new homeowner has a head full of projects to improve his or her property: renovate the kitchen, make a garden or paint the living room.  However, you will never think about checking the condition of your gutters! As they are often neglected, make sure to check whether they are well protected when purchasing a new home. If such is not the case, this could cause considerable damage to your property. You will then have to kiss your new HGTV kitchen goodbye! Here’s what you need to know.

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A Homeowner’s Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Autumn

Canadian homeowners are too often hostages to their own homes a few weekends per year, overwhelmed by a plethora of issues caused by the changing seasons. Dead leaves, winds, the cold weather and heavy rains all provide frustrating experiences that can cause a range of problems and headaches for those who only wish to enjoy October’s Sunday afternoon football. Continue →