Canadian winters are full of snow, and with snow means spring runoff. Every spring in Canada the snow melts and the water from that snow melt falls from your roof. The best way to protect your home and property is with eavestroughs. Now is the perfect time to prepare for spring runoff. If you are not sure what eavestroughs are or how you may benefit from them, then this blog is for you.
What are Eavestroughs?
Eavestroughs are a series of troughs that are attached to the bottom of your roof around the perimeter of your home. They collect snow melt and rainwater and dispose of the water in one or a few select locations around your home. The main components of eavestroughs are:
- Downspout – Drain pipes that run vertically from the roof to the ground
- Fascia – Where eavestroughs are attached at the edge of the roof
- Soffit – Underside of the roof eaves that hang over the edge of your home
- Gutter guard – Filters to stop leaves, branches, and pests from clogging your eavestroughs
Types of Eavestroughs
There are many types of eavestroughs to choose from. They are categorized by the material they are made out of and their shape. Below are some of the types of eavestroughs.
Materials – Zinc, steel, copper, aluminum, and vinyl.
Shape – K-style, leaf barriers, and half round.
Benefits of Eavestroughs
Some of the wonderful benefits of eavestroughs are no yard flooding, proper water drainage, prevent roof rot, no more getting wet when you step outside, and fewer structural damages.
If you would like to discuss more how you will benefit from installing eavestroughs, or you would like to schedule an installation, then please give us a call today.