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.
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.
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.