WHY REPLACE EAVESTROUGHS / GUTTERS?
CAN THE EAVESTROUGHS BE REPAIRED INSTEAD OF REPLACED?
From the perspective of someone with little knowledge, they would likely conclude that the eavestrough / gutter system needs replacing because they see what looks like an obvious problem. While there may indeed be a problem that urgently requires attention, the real question is, “can they be repaired?”. Some companies will prey on the innocent and attempt to suggest that there is no choice but to replace the entire eavestrough /gutter system. Their sole objective and agenda is to make a sale.
At Toronto Clear View Window Cleaning, we have been repairing eavestroughs / gutters for decades. Because eavestrough / gutter repair is not our sole business, we don’t have to convince you to replace the eavestroughs / gutters if they only need repair. The savings is HUGE when comparing a repair versus a replacement.
Picture the following scenario when a sudden emergency shows up:
- Customer calls because they realize there is a problem with their eavestroughs / gutters.
- Company makes an onsite visit and determines that the eavestroughs / gutters need to be replaced.
It is incredible how many times we hear of stories like this when the reality is that a much less costly repair is all that is needed.
REPAIR VERSUS EAVESTROUGH REPLACEMENT – THE CHALLENGE
What causes common problems with an eavestrough / gutter system? Our climate creates a lot of stress on the eavestrough / gutter system. Not removing debris in the Fall is dangerous. Leaves obstruct proper drainage. Heavy snow and ice causes the eavestrough / gutter system to pull away from the house due to excess weight. Water expands when frozen and causes the nails / spikes or even end caps to pop out or fall off. The result is “water leaks at corners” (PICTURE #1), “water overflow” (PICTURE #2), and popped-off end caps (PICTURE #3).
These situations require only a repair at a fraction of the cost compared to replacing the entire eavestrough / gutter system. A surface “Whitening” will also bring back that new look.
THE COST DIFERRENCE BETWEEN REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENT IS DRAMATIC
Allow Toronto Clear View Window Cleaning to assess what exactly is really required. Do you only need repairs? If so, we will tell you. Do you only need a small section replaced? If so, we will tell you. Do you need the entire eavestrough / gutter system replaced? If so, we will tell you.
Experiencing anything like these pictures is an eye-opener for many of how important it is to properly maintain a functioning eavestrough / gutter system. Being on a regular maintenance program that includes cleaning the eavestroughs / gutters at least two times per year, namely, late Spring / early Summer and then again in the Fall, can help avoid the overflow and leaking problems displayed in the pictures.
In what locations do we provide eavestrough / gutter repair? Here is a list:
Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Bridle Path, East York, Etobicoke, Forest Hill, Halton Hills, High Park, Lawrence Park, Leaside, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, North York, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Rosedale, Scarborough, Stouffville, Thornhill, Toronto, Uxbridge, Vaughan, Whitby.
You may want to consider the advantages of installing the patented eavestrough / gutter protection system called Diamond Back, designed to keep the eavestroughs clean year-round.
Visit the Diamond Back Gutter Covers page by clicking the picture here:
Toronto Clear View Window Cleaning has served the GTA and surrounding areas since 1989.