LEARN MORE ABOUT CONTINUOUS GUTTERS IN EASTERN ONTARIO
On this page we have gathered those questions we hear most often from our customers. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact us for further information.
WHAT ARE SEAMLESS GUTTERS?
As the name implies, seamless rain gutters are created all of one piece, without a break in the gutter.
HOW DO SEAMLESS GUTTERS DIFFER FROM TRADITIONAL SECTIONAL GUTTERS?
Because traditional sectional gutters are made up of components they offer the possibility of leakage at every joining point. Seamless gutters allow you to avoid that possibility; there are no seams, so you don’t have to worry about leaks.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES OF HAVING SEAMLESS GUTTERS INSTALLED?
Seamless aluminum eavestroughing offers a number of advantages when compared to traditional gutters, including:
Unsightly seams are eliminated
Greatly reduces the possibility of leaks
The baked-on enamel finish never needs painting
Available in your choice of colours
Formed on the jobsite to eliminate measurement errors
Preserves the beauty of your home’s exterior
Can usually be completed in just one day
DOES T-REX™ OR THE GUTTER CLEAN SYSTEM HELP TO FORM ICE?
Not at all! With Alu-Rex products and the Alu-Perf technology water continuously drains into the downspout because nothing—neither debris nor snow—will block it from draining. Your gutters work normally all year round.
Alu-Rex products do not cause ice formation. If ice forms on the edge of the roof, we recommend that you check to see whether the attic space is adequately ventilated and insulated.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WEIGHT MY GUTTER CAN SUPPORT WHEN FASTENED WITH THE T‑REX™ SYSTEM?
The maximum weight your gutter can bear with T-Rex™ is 250 lb. per linear foot (373 kg per linear metre). That's 50% stronger than with spikes or hangers.
WHAT IS THE POINT OF USING T-REX™ IF THERE ARE NO TREES NEAR MY HOME?
It may seem unnecessary to use the T-Rex™ continuous gutter fastening system if there are no trees around your home. But T-Rex's main strengths are its robustness, strength, durability, and quality.
With T-Rex your gutters will be stronger and more durable. New trees may grow... and your gutters will still be in perfect condition after 25, 30, and even 40 years!
People who buy the T-Rex™ system want what's best for their gutters, just as they do for their doors, windows, and all other components of their home.
WHY IS THE T-REX™ CONTINUOUS FASTENING SYSTEM BETTER THAN SPIKES, SCREWS, AND HANGERS?
Spikes, screws, and hangers provide a certain degree of strength, but only over a few inches to either side of them. The spaces between the spikes/screws/hangers are weak.
With T-Rex™ your gutter is equally solid across its entire length. There are no weak spots.
HOW DOES WATER GET INTO THE GUTTER?
THERE AREN’T ENOUGH HOLES, AND THEY’RE TOO SMALL.
Our exclusive Alu-Perf gutter cover technology is the result of extensive research and development. The product has 624 holes every 24 inches (61 cm). This allows water to drain at the same rate as a 2 in. x 3 in. (5 cm x 7.5 cm) downspout. Rigorous testing by an independent certification agency has proven that Alu-Rex gutter cover can drain over 29.7 in. (755 mm) of water an hour over a length of 20 feet (6 m). And with 50,000,000 feet (15 240 000 meter) of Alu-Rex products installed around the world, the figures speak for themselves.
Note: The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded worldwide was 12 in. (305 mm) of water in one hour (Holt, MO, 1947). In comparison, the 1996 Saguenay Flood in Quebec was triggered by 11 in. (275 mm) of rain in three days. Alu-Rex products would have been able to handle all that rain in just one hour—and three times more!
Overflow is usually caused by the gutters themselves (not wide enough or deep enough for the roof surface) or the downspouts (insufficient number for the roof's surface). It is important to make sure there are enough downspouts to avoid this problem. For this purpose, you need to keep in mind that one downspout is enough to drain the equivalent of a 600 sq. ft. (56 m2) roof.
In short, if you don't have backflow problems with your current gutters in heavy rainfalls, the Gutter Clean System® and T-Rex™ won't create them.
AREN'T METAL GRILLS OR PLASTIC MESH ENOUGH FOR MY HOME?
It's tempting to believe that a simple plastic mesh that sells for $4 per 20 foot (6.1 metre) roll can do the job, but this just isn't the case.
The openings in these products are much too large. Debris can get inside and leaves get stuck, which can clog the gutters and turn into fertile soil for plants to grow in.
Moreover, these products are not rigid, so they bend under snow and ice.
In short, these products will still force you to periodically climb a ladder to clear out your gutters.
ARE YOUR INSTALLATIONS GUARANTEED?
All of our installations and repairs are backed by a lifetime manufacturer’s product warranty for your peace of mind, as well as a 20-year warranty on labour.