Eavestrough Repair in Toronto
For nearly 50 years, Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing has been repairing Toronto’s eavestroughs. Our family-owned business owes its longevity to exceptional craftsmanship, customer service and year-round care. Our hands-on technicians are available seven days a week, so whenever your eavestroughs need repairing, help is only a phone call away at (416) 239-4033.
Repairing eavestroughs is a job best left to the professionals. If it is not done correctly, the risk of water entering your home and the costs associated with it could be significant. Don’t risk costing yourself more than you need to. Choose Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing to repair your gutters and see for yourself why we have been Toronto’s first choice for nearly half a century.
Leaving a broken eavestrough unattended can have costly consequences for homeowners and businesses alike. Over time, these devices break down. Here are three signs your eavestroughs may need repairs:
If water is getting inside your home, then it is obvious that there is a problem. It is important that you double check the roofing and siding for any cracks that may be letting the water in. If there are no signs of damage, the gutters are most likely the culprit. If water is coming down on the side of your home or business, then it’s a pretty clear sign that you’re in need of gutter repairs.
A soffit is the underside of any construction element. If water isn’t draining properly, it will accumulate in a single spot, which can rot away the soffit. If you can see that the soffit on your home has degraded, call Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing to repair it right away before more serious damage is done.
Gutters are designed to make sure water does not accumulate on your home. If it starts to overflow, there is a massive problem. It could be as simple as some built-up debris causing a blockage, however, if the inspection uncovers no obvious blockage you will need repairs and, in very serious cases, full replacement of your system.
A final sign of eavestrough damage in your home’s gutters is if they have begun to sag or pull away from the house. This development is a real red flag and one that needs to be monitored very closely to avoid more serious repair work in the future. This often happens when gutters are full of water and can weaken the hangers that attach the gutters to your home, making them pull away from the fascia.
Common Typesof Repairs
Eavestrough repair is essential to protecting the integrity of your property. Water falling too close to the foundation could cause your basement to flood. Broken gutters can also cause rainwater to travel back up to the roof and leak into the house.
Some of the most common repairs we are contracted to carry out include:
Filling a crack. Seals between the sections or corners of a gutter system can begin to leak over time. With sectional gutters, the most common problem is that the sealant has dried out and cracked. We will clean your gutters and outfit your system with a new gutter guard before applying caulk to the crack.
Repairing a hole. Rust or sharp objects can easily cause gutters to become punctured. If the hole is small, we can easily apply roofing cement or a piece of metal to fix it. If the hole is especially large, we will be happy to outfit you with a new section.
Sagging gutter. There are a number of reasons why rain gutters may begin to sag over time. If your rain gutters look like they are about to fall off your home at any minute, call (416) 239-4033 immediately to get Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing’s team of professionals on the case.
Fixing a Clogged Gutter: The Simple fact of the matter is that gutters can become clogged for a wide variety of reasons. Some of the most common causes in this respect include the formation of ice dams, the growth of mold and vegetation and a simple lack of maintenance. Our skilled team will be able to clear out your home’s gutters every season or alternatively, schedule twice yearly gutter cleanings from a professional service. In addition, we also possess the skill required to install a leaf-relief gutter protection system that can guarantee clog free gutters for many years in their future.
Filling a Leak: The unfortunate reality is that the combination of sunlight and rough weather combined can cause your gutters to crack which in turn can see leaks become a major problem for your home’s gutters and eavestroughs. The size and of the crack or hole should determine how much the repair works will cost and how long they will take to complete. If it is a minor hole or crack, our team should be able to remedy this problem with a dry and sanded gutter. However, if the issue is bigger, then it may be necessary to have sections of your gutter fully replaced.
Damaged Downspouts: As a homeowner in Toronto, you shouldn’t need us at Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing to tell you how important a fully functioning downspout is for the structural and esthetic integrity of your home. Downspouts that have become misdirected or damaged can begin to direct water towards as opposed to away from the foundation of your home. Doing so can cause a soggy foundation that can, in turn, result in expensive water damage problems. To avoid this minor problem becoming a major headache, you need to have this issue addressed as soon as possible. At Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing, our skilled team can determine whether a repair or full replacement will be necessary.
Gutter Replacement Cost
If your home’s eavestroughs are too far gone for the usual eavestrough repair, you need a full replacement. Depending on the material, gutter replacement costs can range from $1,050 to $2,400 per 200 feet. But, your price is going to depend on the materials used and labor.
At Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing, we pride ourselves in offering competitive rates as well as free estimates for services, so before you invest in new gutters, you can see all the options and make an educated decision.
Options for Style and Functionality
The most basic types of gutters seen on the majority of Toronto homes are K-style gutters. The have flat bottoms and backs with the front in a decorative shape. Some older homes however, may have half-round gutters.
Either of these can be crafted from a variety of materials such as aluminum (most common), copper, steel, vinyl, or even zinc. They all have different benefits. For example, aluminum is the most affordable at $2-3 per linear foot, and won’t rust. While zinc is the pricey high-end option at $10-24 per foot. It’s durable, long-lasting, and requires its joints to be welded together by professional contractors.
All of these options can have additional improvements as well.
- Gutter guards
- Downspout screens
- Heat tape
Sometimes a Simple Repair Is All You Need
At Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing, we know that total eavestrough replacement isn’t always the best solution for your Toronto home. First of all, it is a very expensive option, but it can also be quite time-consuming. As one of the premier and most trusted eavestrough teams in the Toronto area, we are always going to give your home a thorough inspection before determining whether a repair or replacement is required. One thing you can count on when you choose Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing for your eavestroughing needs is that we will always do our utmost to repair before we replace. This means that, more often than not, you will end up spending less but getting more value for your dollar.
Once we have had the chance to inspect your eavestroughs thoroughly, we will be able to let you know the best way to address your home’s eavestrough concerns. Some of the problems that we address most commonly include:
- Change the slope in a length of trough.
- Increase the size of the downspout and the outlet hole in the trough.
- Remove tennis balls, toys and pieces of shingle from the trough.
- Install a properly designed ‘splash guard’ so the water is directed into the trough.
- Redirect the down spout extension pipes so water moves away from the house.
Depending on the scale of the damage to your home’s eavestroughs will determine our response time and approach. Some of the most common procedures we work to repair include:
- A full and complete inspection of the trough and the removal of debris that may cause future problems.
- Replace and fix crushed extension pipes.
- Replace rusty old screws in the down spouts to ensure that they are operating optimally.
- Check the roof for signs of problems.
- Add caulking to areas that may potentially become a problem in the future.
When you call Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing for your eavestrough repair or replacement, you’ll have a wide range of options to add style and functionality to your gutters!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY GUTTERS CLEANED?
Chances are, if you are reading this page then you are a responsible Toronto homeowner and as a responsible homeowner, you don’t need us at Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing to tell you how important it is to have your gutters cleaned on a regular basis. The simple fact of the matter is that regular gutter cleaning can extend the lifespan of your gutters considerably and can also minimize the risk of depreciation or further damage. On average, we recommend that homeowners in Toronto have their home’s gutters cleaned twice a year. In general, the best times of year to do this are at the start of fall, and at the end of winter or start of spring. This is necessary to remove any of the ice that may have built up in your gutter during the coldest period of the year. Having your home’s gutters cleaned at these two crucial times of year will leave your gutters clean and ready to take whatever Toronto’s climate can throw at it.
The Benefits of Clean Gutters
When you’re preparing to do seasonal maintenance on your home, gutter cleaning should always be a top priority. While Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing can help you out with affordable eavestrough repairs, it’s always better if you can put that off for as long as possible.
Gutters that are cleaned regularly have less chance of developing other problems over the year.
Gutter cleaning won’t just keep your gutters looking spotless and shiny, it will help in other ways as well:
- Protect your home’s foundation
- Avoid mold growth
- Increase curb appeal
- Keep away pests
Do you know why Toronto homes have eavestroughs? It’s to guide water away from the walls and foundation of your home. When they’re not doing their job, rain and snow will trickle down and damage your foundation causing erosion and cracks. Now just imagine how much that will cost to fix! Not a pretty thought.
As well as being helpful, when left to grow mold and fill up with water, they’re ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Don’t feel like slapping away those pests all summer long and hearing that annoying buzzing in your ear while you’re trying to get to sleep? Keep your gutters clean!
Quality Eavestroughs, Quality Home
Your eavestroughs are a big part of the exterior of your home. Keeping them clean and well-maintained will keep the rest of your home looking its best as well.
If you want a superior eavestroughing service for your Toronto home that will help to prolong its structural integrity while also enhancing its curb appeal, then you need to call us today. When you contact Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing, you can rest assured that our skilled and courteous team will provide your home with a superior gutter system repair service that will not be beat for price, quality or convenience.
Our team is renowned for providing successful drainage solutions that are perfectly adapted to your home’s particular situation. Depending on your home’s design and surrounding elements, a r a range of helpful options will be suggested in order to obtain fluid, obstruction-free water drainage.
Accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, and having been in business for over 22 years, when you’re looking for the right company to assess your eavestroughs, and provide the most cost-efficient repairs, look no further than Armstrong & Nelson Eavestroughing.