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Eavestroughs and rain water management blog

Gutters: When should you replace them?

A property without any gutters or with damaged gutters can lead to serious consequences. This accessory is too often overlooked despite the fact that it plays a key role in keeping your home in good condition. Several warning signs can suggest that your gutters need to be replaced. Upon noticing these indications, it is important to address the issue as soon as possible if you wish to avoid unwanted and costly consequences.

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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 →

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 →

Prevent vermin from entering your home this fall


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?


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 →

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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Top 5 Critters Living In Your Gutters!

Chipmunk-inside-gutter-downspoutWithout gutter protection products, gutters can become home to a number of animals. Here are some of the critters that may be living in your gutters:

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Clean Your Gutters, Even If It’s Already Snowing!

snow-ice-melting-inside-eavestroughsFall is coming to an end, but there are still chores on your to-do list? No problem! There is still time to clean your gutters even if the first snow has come and gone.

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How to Hang Holiday Lights When you Have Gutter Guards!

Soffit-clip_Christmas-lights-installedInstalling the T-Rex continuous hanger or the Gutter Clean System does not have to mean the end of holiday lighting for your home. Here are some helpful tips:

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Get Your Gutters Ready for Fall with 3 Key Steps

Gutter-CleaningGutters have the most work to do to protect your home in the fall. During heavy rains, gutters drain water from the roof to prevent water from seeping into the basement.

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