How a Quality Gutter Protection System Can Stop your Foundation from Rotting and your Roof from Collapsing

September 18, 2016 / Author: Colin Gibson

Eavestrough is one of the most important and most overlooked parts of a home. This is probably because people tend not to pay attention to their eaves, until they stop working. While this is understandable, waiting until your eavestrough is failing can cause problems ranging from a water-damaged roof to a leaking foundation.

We’ve already covered how to spot eaves damage, why it happens, and how it can be fixed in a previous post. The focus of this article will be on preventing trough damage from ever occurring. The best way to do this is to have a quality gutter protection system installed with your new eavestrough. At Edmunds, we use and recommend the Alu-Rex line of gutter protection products.

Keep Your Eaves Intact for Life

Alu-Rex’s flagship gutter protection system, the T-Rex will keep your new eavestrough in perfect shape for years to come. Made of the same quality and gauge of aluminum as your eavestrough, the T-Rex is closed, continuous, and seamless. This ensures that no debris gets through the barrier. Unlike eaves that have been installed with nails or spikes, the T-Rex uses screws and acts as a continuous hanger, adding unparalled structural integrity and preventing warping due to ice and snow. Just check out the picture on the right; the T-Rex is supporting over 400 lbs, although we wouldn’t recommend testing it like that!

The T-Rex is built for all seasons, ensuring that melting snow and ice is able to drain properly in the spring, leaves and debris are kept out of the eaves during the summer and fall, and ice is prevented from warping the trough in the winter. Built to last, the T-Rex is the best way to ensure that your eaves will remain maintenance – and problem – free for the lifetime of your roof.

Augment Your Existing Eaves for Maximum Protection

For those with eaves already installed who want the benefits of maintenance-free gutter protection with added structural stability, the Alu-Rex Gutter Clean System is your solution. The only gutter protection product that comes with a 40-years clog-free warranty, the Gutter Clean System is made of heavy-gauge water proof aluminum that’s built to support the weight of ice, snow, and debris. It fits tight under your shingles, ensuring that water can’t leak back towards your roofline.

Easy to install, the Gutter Clean System provides decades of maintenance-free protection; you’ll never have to clean your eavestrough out again.

At Edmunds Home Improvements, we’ve installed Alu-Rex products for over 15 years, and we can’t recommend them highly enough. For more information on how a gutter protection system can benefit your new or existing eaves, contact Edmunds today.