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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.

Protect your eavestroughs, and have a worry-free winter

To avoid any problems, it is imperative that you make sure your attic is well insulated, so that the snow covering your roof doesn’t melt prematurely. A house that isn’t well insulated allows heat to escape easily, which can cause melted snow to form ice dams in the eavestroughs. This can lead to various issues, not to mention that it can damage downpipes, fascia boards, and the gutter system itself, mainly because of the immense excess weight put on the structure.

The installation of the Alu-Rex Gutter Clean System or the T-Rex continuous hanger helps prevent these types of problems, and allows your gutter system to function properly all year round. Alu-Rex products keep debris outside of eavestroughs, allowing melted snow to drain freely.

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In case of emergency, there are a few quick solutions that homeowners can use to get rid of excessive ice and snow accumulations: apply a thin layer of Ice Melter salt right on top of the ice dam to help it melt quicker and relieve some of the stress put on the eavestrough. Using caution, you can also try to chip away chunks of the ice buildups with an ice pick and hammer.


As we know, prevention is better than cure. Before the start of winter, make sure that your roof is in good condition and that your attic provides sufficient insulation from the cold. Your eavestroughs will thank you for it!

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