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Eavestroughs and rain water management blog

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 →


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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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 →


Benefits of the Continuous Hanger during Winter

Snow-top_T-RexWith our cold Canadian winters, gutters undergo a lot of stress due to harsh weather conditions. However, using the continuous hangerTM will protect your gutters against the depths of winter.

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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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6 Factors That Affect a Gutter Quote

Gutter-QuoteMany homeowners can be confused when they need new rain gutters and must effectively analyze all quotes submitted. Differences in options and services can lead to price variations among bidders. Below are key eavestrough bid components:

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5 Ways to Hang Gutters

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Rain gutter installed with T-Rex continuous hanger.

There are several ways to install gutters, the method you choose will affect the gutter’s strength and protection.

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What Type of Downspout to use with Fascia-Style Gutters

fascia gutterVery popular in Western Canada, fascia gutters differ slightly from traditional K-Style gutters. In fact, fascia gutters are smaller at the bottom and the gutter itself is higher.

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Which Sealant is Best for Gutters?

sealantsLast year, Alu-Rex interviewed several of their installers about their views on sealant. Learning about the most popular features and products with our network of installers helped us determine what factors influence their choice of sealant.

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