For those of you interested in a commercial eavestrough installation, here are some photos from a job we just finished on the arena in beautiful Blackstock, just east of Port Perry.
The existing gutters were quite old and installed with spikes and brackets, but whoever installed them made the mistake of not strapping them back to the roof. It takes a little more time to do this, but the gutters could of lasted a few more years, which is what you want when you make an investment on such a property.
True North installed new gutters all around, and strapped them back with screw brackets every 18 inches on center. We also installed a couple of new 3 x 3 downpipes. Here’s a close-up shot giving you more detail of the installation.
As you can see, we wrapped a PVC pipe overtop of the 3 x 3 downpipes to eliminate any type of vandalism – kicking and crushing – that may occur. When downpipes are visible and quite low on the wall like these, in a public location, it’s a good idea to protect them as much as possible. I wouldn’t recommend this for a residential installation.
At True North Eaveestroughing, we always take a bit of time to think things through before starting a job. It’s these little things that will insure a longer life for your eavestroughs and downpipes. It doesn’t matter if it’s a commercial or residential installation, always have a plan.