Frequently Asked Questions

At Studio Aluminum we pride ourselves in providing top quality products and service along with a premium warranty. Find answers to our customer’s most common questions below.

How do I know if I need new gutters or eavestroughs?
  1. Eavestroughs are leaking at the corners and visual leaks when it’s raining or there is any type of overflow.
  2. They may show signs of corrosion like change in colour and peeling off at certain points.
  3. Eavestroughs are falling away from fascia boards or the roof. If they are hanging, it’s recommended to have a replacement rather than a repair at this point.
  4. If the existing eavestroughs are the older 4-inch size, which is not large enough to carry an average amount of water coming off a roof.
  5. Existing eavestroughs with nails coming loose and falling out or the eavestroughs will sag, and alignment will become damaged.

If any of these conditions are visible within your current Gutter System, one should contact an aluminum contractor.

What is a seamless gutter?

At Studio Aluminum, we take pride in installing high-quality A+ Seamless Gutters on every one of our installations. A seamless gutter is a straight piece of gutter without seams, with heavy-duty brackets installed. A straight piece of gutter can be made any length and is extruded from a special forming machine which is mounted inside our trucks.

What does it cost to install an Eavestrough?

There are several factors that go into the pricing of an eavestrough installation. These include the materials being used (with PVC and vinyl being at the bottom end to aluminum at the top end), the amount of labour involved, and the cost for removal of old eaves and clean-up. Add-ons such as downspout screens will also increase the cost.

To request a quote for your property, please use the form located on the right-hand side of this page.

How can I get a price estimate for replacing my eavestroughs, gutters, soffit and fascia or siding from you?

Simply complete our online estimate form, contact us by phoning (647)-526-6421, or use the live chat feature available for all of our clients on our website.

What type of Eavestrough (Gutter) do you install?

Studio Aluminum is proud to use seamless gutters, with only heavy gauge aluminum to provide the best installation possible. We install K-style, seamless, aluminum (.023,.027,.032 gauge), with over 60 colours to choose from. We install 5 Inch gutters (eavestrough) with different downspout sizes to maximize water flow.

After removing old and installing new gutters, soffit, and fascia, or siding, will you dispose of the existing old metal /scrap material remaining on my property?

Yes. Old metal will be removed from your property, disposed of and recycled properly. A thorough cleanup will be performed to leave the property as it was when we started. Here at Studio Aluminum, we pledge to provide quality service.

What kind of warranty do you offer for your workmanship?

Studio Aluminum offers premium warranty, and even wind damage will be covered within the warranty. When the new product is installed, it will be covered by a 3-year written warranty for our workmanship. Our warranty support is available during the entire year. We also have many other warranty options available depending on the service installed.

Why are my eavestroughs leaking?

There are a variety of causes for eavestrough leaks. Gutter alignment and improper downspout placement can cause severe leaks. When roof shingles are short, water may leak between the gutter and the fascia, making it appear that the gutter is leaking the answer is drip edge. If a corner leaks, it’s the most serious leak, and its best to invest in a new seamless system with larger downspouts and put to rest the leaky old gutters.

Why are my eavestroughs separating from my roof?

Look up! Do you see nails hanging? A loose gutter? Loose nails in the eavestrough can lead to a complete separation of the gutter system from the roof. This can lead to damaged eavestrough, soffit, and fascia, and result in leaks in your home. Many homeowners try to put nails back inside to no avail. The answer is re-securing with heavy-duty brackets and proper alignment when the repair is being performed. If you see a loose gutter, leave it to the pros! Contact a reputable aluminum contractor.

What is the average lifespan of eavestroughs?

Typically aluminum eavestroughs will last 20 to 25 years with correct professional installation.

Do you install in the winter?

Yes, we work in the winter. We are a full time, year-round company which ensures that we match our great reputation. Weather conditions are met year-round as work cannot be performed in heavy snow or rain. A winter install will not affect the quality of the work or warranty provided. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Is having Leaf guards with my new gutters a good option?

There are many benefits to having Alu-rex gutter guards installed on your home. Most importantly, the product pays for itself in the money that you will save from eavestrough yearly cleanings & spontaneous repairs due to clogged overflowing gutters and leaks. No more maintenance needed after an Alu-Rex Leaf Guard installation. We have received very positive feedback from our customers that have proceeded to get gutter guard protection.

What types of gutter guards (leaf guards) do you install?

Studio Aluminum is proud to use only the best type of aluminum materials, giving our clients peace of mind. We install T-Rex systems, Alu-Rex Premium Leaf Guards, Double Pro systems and Pro Guard 2 Systems.

How do I know if I need new downpipes?

Are the existing downpipes falling off, leaking showing signs of corrosion? Or are the straps not properly secured? Are pipes small 2-inch downspouts? If any of these symptoms are noticed, we strongly recommend a new downspout installation or repair.

Is it OK to pressure wash soffits and fascia?

While it is safe to pressure wash soffits and fascia, there are a few things that you should be aware of before doing so. Avoid using too high a pressure around your attic as water could seep through and cause damage. You should also be careful when using a ladder and watch for any falling debris.

Can you paint soffits?

Because aluminum soffits are non-porous, they are not very good at holding paint. If you do wish to paint them, you should first treat them with an acidic primer formulated for metal surfaces.

What causes soffit damage?

Most commonly, soffit damage is caused by one or more of the following:

  • Structural flaws including missing shingles, or poorly installed flashing
  • Clogged or damaged gutters
  • An ice dam has forced water inward
  • Damage from animals such as squirrels or nesting birds.
When should soffits be replaced?

Over time, soffits will begin to deteriorate, and it is often easier to replace them than it is to repair them. The following are signs that it is time to replace your soffits:

  • You notice cracks and flaking.
  • There is damage due to pests.
  • You suspect that your home has asbestos. (If this is the case, the job should only be done by certified experts).
  • There is water in the roof void.
  • Your home has insufficient ventilation.
Why do fascia boards rot?

Fascia boards can rot when water compromises their integrity. This can happen when the drip edge and gutters have not been properly installed or when water accumulates within other areas of the house.

Are seamless gutters worth the extra cost?

While they are more expensive than traditional gutters, many homeowners find the additional cost of seamless gutters to be well worth it. Not only are they easier for homeowners to maintain, but they can also help increase the value of a home and help protect the roof from rot and damage to the shingles.

Is aluminum or vinyl siding better?

Aluminum and vinyl siding both have their pros and cons. Some people like the appearance of vinyl siding better than the appearance of aluminum. Vinyl siding is also less prone to denting and making “pinging” sounds in the wind or when it expands in the hot sun.

Aluminum, on other hand, is better suited toward cold climates. Vinyl can become brittle and crack in very cold weather and when this happens water can get through and cause damage to the home. Aluminum siding is also a much better insulator than vinyl and can help homeowners save significantly on their utility bills.

Can vinyl siding be put over aluminum siding?

Although it is technically possible to put vinyl siding over aluminum siding, it is not always a good idea. Removing siding before you put on new siding allows the contractor to inspect for and repair any damage to the underlying wall before adding new siding.

If you do decide to add vinyl siding over aluminum siding, make sure you choose a contractor with the expertise to make the home look uniform.

How long does vinyl siding last?

Vinyl siding is made to last for a very long time. Warrantees range anywhere from 20-40 years.

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