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August 4, 2020




Why You Need Quality Eavestrough For Your Home

Canadian weather is known to be a bit unpredictable. Even in the warmest summer months provinces across Canada, especially Ontario, can be assaulted by wet weather. It’s important for your home to be prepared for this type of weather so that you avoid possible damage to the walls and roof of your home. Here’s why you should consider investing in a quality eavestrough for your home.

What is an Eavestrough?

The best way to understand eavestrough is to think of it as a rain gutter. It wraps around the roof of your home to collect rainwater and then discharges it with a pipe running along the side of your home. This redirection of water ensures that rain does not collect at the foundation of your home resulting in basement leaks, foundation cracks, mold or other costly damages.

What Are the Types of Eavestroughs?

There are many types of eavestrough available for the exterior of your home. The best way to find the perfect eavestrough for your home is to consider the following qualities:


  • K-style: flat bottom and flat back
  • Half Round – rounded, semi-circle shape
  • Leaf barriers – hood with a curved lip


  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Steel
  • Vinyl
Benefits of Eavestrough

Some of the best benefits of eavestrough include:

  • Efficient water drainage
  • No yard flooding
  • Reduced major roof damages
  • Prevent roof rotting
  • No structural damages
  • Better home experience

If your eavestrough is falling apart, otherwise severely damaged, or doesn’t work efficiently for your home, a professional roofer can help you. Call Turnbull Roofing today at (905) 579-7663 to get quality eavestrough installed on your roof.