Gutters and Downspouts Mississauga Oakville Toronto Burlington GTA
905 403 0510
Gutter Company is a professional gutter contractor serving the GTA Toronto
Mississauga Oakville Burlington and surrounding areas.
We are expert in both residential and commercial gutter installation and can service all your gutter needs.
We offer semi-annual and annual gutter cleaning services. We recommend you have your gutter system cleaned at least two times a year, before Spring and before Fall.
We believe your gutter system should not only do its job effectively, but also enhance your building’s appearance. We offer a wide range of colors to choose from, and our professional gutter sales staff will assist you with determining the most effective gutter system for your structure.
Our trained gutter installers are experienced in the proper installation of all gutter applications.
Whether you need to replace old worn out gutters, add-on additional gutters, gutter repair, or new installation of gutters we provide superior workmanship and service. Let us come out and give you a free inspection and estimate.
Questions and Answers for Gutters
Are plastic gutters really inferior to traditional aluminum
or steel gutters?
Vinyl gutters are not "inferior" to any other product, simply an alternative. Quality vinyl gutters: Retain their color; remain flexible; are relatively easy to repair or replace; don't rust or corrode; have a greater dent resistance than lightweight aluminum (often called continuous or seamless gutters); can be painted, if desired, using a exterior 100-percent acrylic paint (However, exterior vinyl should be painted no darker than the manufacturer's original color, to avoid warping. To paint, lightly abrade the exterior surfaces with sandpaper, but don't paint the interior, as the smooth vinyl surface of the channel aids in the movement of leaves, dirt and other debris).
Should I get a licensed gutter person to install my gutters?
Most gutter systems can be installed by a do-it-yourselfer or licensed contractor. One of the most important aspects of installation is maintaining a proper slope, so that water and debris flow and drain properly. Do-it-yourselfers should only attempt gutter installation with the proper safety equipment and are comfortable on a ladder. Also make sure to be extremely aware of power lines.
Our home does not have a fascia board. It has exposed eaves with the rafters coming out. Can gutters be installed on this type of area?
I have only seen gutters mounted on large vertical fascia boards. Is
there a special type of gutter for this situation or just special fasteners or
are they mounted directly on the rafters?
There are several methods for hanging gutters from rafter ends. What you will need are rafter-end brackets and straps that are used with metal and vinyl gutter systems.
My gutters leak/spill over in the middle but don't appear to sag. I checked and they are not clogged with leaves. What should I do?
The first thing we should look at is to confirm that the gutter is not sagging, or draining away from the gutter downspout. Use a builders bubble level and check the direction of flow. While up on the ladder, check the gutter dropouts for any hidden obstructions that may be slowing the water flow. If everything is found to be in order, you may need additional downspouts to handle the volume of water coming off the roof. Additional dropouts and downspouts can easily be added to existing gutter systems.
The host of problems that a gutter system can have stem from gutters that are damaged, sagging, missing parts or improperly installed, it is unfortunate but likely exterior damage to your home is sure to follow.
Wet, Saturated Ground
A gutter system that is missing parts, or that drains too close to the house often will saturate the ground. This wet saturated ground can produce a variety of problems:
Creates a breeding ground for Mold and Mildew.
It will eat away at foundations and basement walls.
Leaks and cracks will develop and will worsen quickly in the winter months when the ground freezes and expands.
Driveways and walkways will sink and rise, interior and exterior walls and floors can warp, bow or become wet, molded or stained. Unfortunately, entire homes have been destroyed due to water damage.
Water Overflow and Clogged Gutters
Damage to exterior and interior (via the cavity) walls can occur and damp can result. The gutter should be checked for debris and blockages and the fascia brackets also checked as they may have been damaged, causing the gutter to sag.
Water Running Down Your House
This can be very annoying, both to walk under and because of the noise it can create. If this is happening, you should consider Gutter Guards. Protection for your gutters will keep leaves, pine needles, acorns and other debris out, and maintain the clear flow of water to the downspout.
If joints are leaking, the rubber seals inside the joint will probably need replacing, or sometimes the joint itself should be renewed. You will find this job a lot easier if attempted in hot weather, as the plastic is much more pliable