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Eavestroughs are horizontal metal (usually aluminum) home protection systems that are typically installed along the eave edges of your roof, or along roof features like dormers. They are open at the top to catch rainwater coming off your roof, which they then direct to the downspout. Downspouts are vertical, closed sections of your guttering system that channel water to the ground level out and away from your home. 

The purpose of residential eavestrough installation is to protect your home from rainwater. Without an eavestrough, water would flow freely into the ground near your foundation. They decrease erosion of the ground against your property by channelling rainfall and can significantly reduce the risk of basement flooding and foundation damage.

Sizing of Residential Eavestroughs

Larger roofs mean more water, and constructing eavestroughing is pointless if the water will overflow near the foundation. The standard size for a residential gutter is 5 inches. However, bigger is better when it comes to eavestroughs. By using a 6" eavestrough, it will handle larger amounts of water and prevent overflow. The material is also stronger and has a heavier gauge (thickness). 

If you need gutter installation, contact A&K Gutter. Our eavestrough experts have the skills and experience needed to handle any job, large or small. We work hard to provide you, our valued customer, with exceptional workmanship and service. Each job is completed as though it were our own.

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Seamless Eavestrough Installation Services

We strive to be the most reputable and trusted eavestrough company in the Quinte area.

Types of Eavestroughs

Rain gutters, which run along the base of a roof, do more than keep rainwater from drenching people. Rain gutters reduce the chance of a flooded basement or damaged siding by directing water away from your home's foundation.  Furthermore, homeowners looking to save water can direct gutter runoff into a rain barrel, which will function as a reservoir for the garden. Although rain gutters are simple structures, they come in a variety of shapes and are commonly made from five different materials—so, whether it's time to repair old and rusted gutters or you're installing them for the first time, these are the main types of residential eavestroughs.

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1. Aluminum Gutter

Aluminum eavestroughs are by far the most popular material for rain gutters. They are be made seamed or seamless. Aluminum gutters are commonly available in three thicknesses: .025 inch, .027 inch, and .032 inch. While the thinnest aluminium is the least expensive, it is also the most likely to dent or bend. The thicker metal, the more expensive it is, but it also means it's more sturdy. If you live in a snowy or tree populated area, we recommend installing a thicker aluminum gutter. 

The pros of aluminum gutters are that they won’t rust, are lightweight and simple to install, are available in numerous colours, weatherproof, and can last up to 25 years. The downside it that they can dent or bend.

2. Vinyl Gutter

Vinyl gutters are the least expensive choice and the easiest option for a DIY project. They are lightweight, easy to cut, and snap quickly together. Vinyl gutters come in a variety of colours and can be painted to match your home. However, vinyl is the least durable gutter material. In less severe climates, vinyl eavestroughs will normally last around 20 years. They also fade easily in direct sunshine. 

The pros of vinyl eavestroughs is that they are lightweight, inexpensive, can be painted, easy DIY project, not damaged by salt, and won’t rust or corrode. However, their cons include the colour fades with sun exposure, they become brittle in high-heat climates, can crack when frozen, and can crack when a ladder is leaned against them.

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3. Steel Gutter

Steel rain gutters are more durable than aluminum eavestroughs, especially in severe-weather climates. Although most steel rain gutters are galvanized to promote rust resistance, oxidation will still occur within 10 to 15 years. While leaf guards help any type of rain gutter last longer, they're especially crucial for galvanized steel gutters since soggy piles of fallen leaves accelerate the beginning of rust. Stainless steel gutters will not rust, although they are significantly more expensive than galvanized steel eavestroughs.

The pros of steel eavestroughs is that they are very strong, hold up to all types of weather, and can be painted. The cons, however, are that they are prone to rust, aren’t DIY friendly, and are quite heavy.

4. Copper Gutter

Copper gutters have a unique beauty, but they will eventually fail and show a greenish patina. Although, many homeowners believe that weathered copper adds to its aged appeal. And, while copper is incredibly durable–it is unaffected by any weather condition, from the hottest to the coldest. Copper eavestroughs are also the most expensive type of rain gutter, and it is not ideal for DIY installation.

When it comes to the pros of copper gutters, there are many. A beautiful look, no need for painting, are extremely durable in any type of weather, and won’t rust or wrap are all benefits. The cons are that they are very expensive and not DIY friendly.

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Seamless Gutter Installation in Ontario

We strive to be the most reputable and trusted eavestrough company in the Quinte area.

Seamless Eavestrough

Unlike normal eavestroughs, seamless eavestroughs are made from a single piece of material. They don't have any joints and are designed to meet the needs of your home. When compared to traditional gutters, the installation process is also less complicated. Seamless gutters are an appealing eavestroughing choice that offers numerous benefits to homeowners who choose to install them on their home.

Since they have no joints, a seamless eavestrough has a lessened chance of developing a gutter leak. Gutter leaks often happen when the joints get weathered and begin to separate. Having a seamless gutter prevents this problem from occurring and will save you from not having to do repairs. Also, because they are jointless, it means much less maintenance throughout the year. In sectional gutters, the joints are the places where leaves and twigs collect. By having a seamless gutter system, leaves won’t be able to pile up which saves you eavestrough cleaning costs.

Seamless eavestroughing must be installed properly around peaks and high points for it to successfully direct rainwater away from your property. Before installing seamless gutters, our professional eavestrough installers carefully study the specifics of your roofline to determine the best arrangement for optimum functionality. We take accurate and precise measurements to ensure your seamless guttering system is an exact fit.

Eavestrough Service Area

A&K Gutter has a large service area. We serve Port Hope to Marmora to Kingston, and every town in between. While we are located in Belleville, we are committed and will make the commute to provide customers with the best gutter installation, repair, cleaning, and guards in Ontario. Here is a complete list of our service area:

FAQS

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How much does it cost to install gutters per foot?The cost of installing gutters is determined by the gutter material. Vinyl gutters cost from $3 to $5 per linear foot to install, whereas aluminium gutters cost between $6 and $12 per foot. Copper installation might cost up to $40 per foot. Complex architectural or structural elements might raise expenses.

How long do gutters last on a house?It is determined by the material used to construct the gutter. Vinyl gutters have a 10-year lifespan, whereas copper gutters can last 100 years. Aluminum gutters, the most widely used material, have a lifespan of roughly 25 years.

How do you fix sagging gutters?Sagging gutters can be repaired in a number of ways. Check to see if your spikes are still secure; tighten or replace any loose spikes. You can also install gutter hangers in the damaged locations or tighten any loose screws on existing hangers.

Can you replace the roof without replacing gutters?You can. Many homeowners prefer to repair their gutters when they replace their roof, although this is not required. Check with your roofer; they can make mistakes, and you'll want to be on the same page before work begins.

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At A&K Gutter Service, we serve all of Hastings, Ontario including PEC, Trenton, Quinte West, Belleville, Napanee, Stirling, Kingston, Brighton, Cobourg, Marmora, Tweed, and Port Hope.

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613-902-0773

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