The term eavestrough refers directly to the gutters fixed beneath the roof edge. Eavestroughs are known to come in a variety of materials including:
The most popular material for eavestroughs in North America is aluminum. Aluminum can be molded into a seamless piece and doesn’t rust. Both steel and copper share the ability to form a seamless eavestrough; however, steel is susceptible to rust and copper is a very costly option.
Eavestroughs help channel water away from your home, which prevents water from pooling by the house’s foundation. This can become a serious issue as it impacts a home’s structural integrity.
In addition to their functional purpose, eaves troughs can also impact the overall exterior appeal of your house. Falling roof water can create a splash back effect that can dirty and even stain the outside of your home. Not only is this not aesthetically appealing, the staining can be costly to fix.
One of the most common issues with eavestroughs is when they become clogged. This can lead to a number of issues such as:
Most issues that eavestroughs deal with a result of being clogged. This is why it is important to perform regular maintenance and keep your eavestroughs free of debris.