Calgary Gutter Installation: Upgrade Ideas Just In Time For Fall

Prevent falling leaves from clogging your eavestroughs with one of three affordable, quick upgrades by our Calgary gutter installation team.

When it comes to home renovations in Calgary, eavestrough replacement might not be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, they’re hardly the most noticeable part of a home, and a change isn’t as prominent as a fresh coat of paint of a new porch. However, renovating your eavestrough can add both efficiency, value, and safety to your home.

These upgrades can keep your home's eavestroughs from getting clogged up as autumn leaves fall, which in turn makes sure that they can effectively drain water off of your home’s roof, and away from your exterior walls and foundation. Three popular upgrades for residential eavestrough systems are:

  • Widened eavestroughs
  • The Alu-Rex leaf guard
  • Widened downspouts

Calgary Gutter Installation and Upgrades: 6” Eavestroughs

Most homes have 5” eavestroughs, while commercial buildings are frequently fitted with 6” eavestroughs (in these cases, the number refers to the depth of the gutter). However, recently, they have become more popular for residential use. When paired with wider downspouts, these gutters create a larger passageway, meaning that debris like leaves and twigs are more likely to be washed away with rainwater, instead of getting stuck in the drain.

Not sure if this trend is for you? There are several reasons why an upgrade to wider eavestroughs can be beneficial:

  • 6" gutters easily handle up to 40% more rain water than standard 5" ones
  • They are made of stronger material, such as .032 gauge Aluminum, which makes them a hardy and durable option for Calgary’s changeable weather
  • There is chance of gutters clogging when paired with larger downspouts
  • Their larger size makes them easier to clean

 Additionally, far from appearing bulky, industrial or ugly, these larger eavestroughs come in a variety of colours that suit any home, like white, wicker, brown, almond, black & more.

You should consider a wider, 6” gutter installation if:

  • Your home has a larger or flatter roof area that collects more water
  • Your gutters are frequently clogged
  • You live in an area with a large amount of rain

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Banish Clogged Gutters For Good With Alu-Rex

For homes in windy Calgary, it can be a constant battle to keep your gutters clear of debris. Constantly climbing up ladders to address the issue yourself can be hazardous and time-consuming, and remembering to call professionals regularly can be difficult if you have a busy schedule. What’s the easiest way to solve this problem? Simply making sure the leaves don’t get in your gutter in the first place!

The Alu-Rex System:

  • Comes with a 40-year clog-free warranty, and is the ONLY product  of its kind on the market to do so
  • Is built to withstand both the cold and UV rays
  • Is guaranteed not to chip, warp, or crack, no matter what the weather
  • Keeps gutters free of snow and ice in the winter
  • Is completely invisible from the ground, and when seen from above, appears as a simple colour-matched grate

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Widened Downspouts

Does your gutter always get backed up right at the downspout? If the majority of the blockages in your gutter appears at this intersection, it may be that your downspout, rather than your eavestroughs, is the problem. Our team suggests selecting a wider downspout to remedy this issue. If you are concerned about the impact of this upgrade on the aesthetics of your home, you could always opt for:

  • Decorative downspouts in spiral or starburst shapes
  • Colour-matched downspouts
  • Circular downspouts
  • Downspouts in eye-catching materials such as copper

Our Calgary eavestrough and downspout experts can help you find an option that offers you the right balance of style and function.

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Our Calgary gutter installation team can help you find the right way to improve your home’s drainage system while saving you time, effort, and money this fall seasons, both this fall season and for years to come. Contact our team at 587-999-7170 today to get a free quote!

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