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Eavestroughs and rain water management blog

Rain gutter killer: hailstorm

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Broken windshields undoubtedly constitute the most visible kind of damage as a result of a hailstorm, which is still nothing when looking at these 2-inch (50 mm) hailstones that can destroy entire crops. 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 →


T-Rex Performance Timelapse: Behind the Scenes

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The Alu-Rex marketing team spent several months creating a video that shows the various water, debris and ice drainage cycles of the T-Rex® continuous hangerMC. We are pleased to announce that the result speaks for itself: the product successfully protects gutters from even the worst weather. It is always surprising how many hours of work, and how much trial and error, are required for just a few minutes of video. Continue →


Should I Opt For A Heavy Gauge Eavestrough?

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My installer recommended I get a 0.021-inch gutter, and told me the regular gauge won’t stand up to Canadian winters. What should I choose?

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What Is The Purpose of a Water Test?

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Rain gutter installed with T-Rex continuous hanger.

Following the installation, or during the inspection of eavestroughs, testing the system is key if you wish to ensure that your gutters work properly and avoid potential headaches.

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Prevent vermin from entering your home this fall

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Now that the cold weather is fast approaching, we love to take refuge in the comfort of our own home. But we’re not the only ones! Indeed, unwanted critters sometimes want to be able to enjoy the warmth of our home too. Before you need to call pest control, start with prevention. Here is a short vermin-proof guide designed to help you see things more clearly. 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 →


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 →


Carefree Gutters Forever!

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At Alu-Rex, we firmly believe in the quality of our products, which is why we offer a lifetime warranty on the durability of the T-Rex® continuous hanger and the T-Rex® XL continuous hangerTM. Alu-Rex provides you with the best gutter warranty on the market. With the T-Rex® continuous hanger, your gutters will remain clog-free and sturdy for life.
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Use the T-Rex Access Panel for Peace of Mind

acces_panel_webUnder extremely dense vegetation cover, the gutter cleaning cycle takes place in fast motion. Homes located near centuries old trees or chalets in the woods are most likely to have clogging problems. Needles, samaras, moss, bark, sap, sand and dust are all part of a long list of potential ingredients that can clog your gutters.

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