Everyone knows that eaves are essential to any home’s exterior, but many people don’t really understand their purpose, or why they’re so important! It’s key to know what role your eaves and eaves trough systems play, because they could be the difference between a rainy day and true disaster!

Put simply, eaves protect your home from water damage. When rain falls on your roof, it’s your eaves that safely funnel the water away from the home. Without them, that rainwater would pool on your roof or around your foundation and seep into your home. Depending on where the water seeps in, you may not even notice a problem until wood rots and mould forms. Needless to say, your eaves play an important role in saving a lot of money on maintenance; especially with the wild weather we experience in Ontario! That’s why it’s important to make sure your eaves are made of the right materials, installed properly, and well-maintained.

So what are the signs that your eaves troughs needs changing? If you see water collecting in areas of your gutters, it’s a strong indication that your eaves aren’t flowing properly, which could mean seepage. A lot of rust collecting on the gutter edges or near the bolts is also a bad sign. Not only does this mean the water isn’t flowing out properly, but it could mean that enough rain, wind or snow could pull them right off the side of your home! Even worse, you could see water flowing in the wrong direction if your troughs can’t handle the volume! If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to make a change before things take a turn for the wetter.

We didn’t mean to scare you; water damage can be a very scary subject for any home owner, especially if you don’t know what to do to prevent it! We always recommend Alu-Rex Pro Series gutters. These eaves troughs are truly top-of-the-line technology. Alu-Rex gutters are covered with a fine mesh, which keeps leaves and debris from collecting! That means no more scooping out gunk and leaves, or risking of an overflow due to blockage. Alu-Rex makes their eaves out of high-grade aluminum for maximum strength and durability. Combine all of that with quality installation work, and you’ve got visually-appealing, maintenance-free eaves to enjoy all year!

Eaves trough maintenance is important, but we understand it’s no one’s favourite activity. So if you want to have strong eaves that need very little maintenance, just call in the Home Team! We handle quality eavestroughing installations regularly, which is why we guarantee our work 100 percent. Make things easy on yourself, and give us a call before any problems arise. When the rains start falling hard, or the snow is melting off your roof, you won’t have to give your eaves a second thought. That kind of peace of mind is always worthwhile!