Gutter Repair & Gutter Guard Installation in Metro Vancouver
When gutter repair is required
Acrotech provides a full range of minor gutter repairs and gutter guard or screening installations for all types of Gutters in most Metro Vancouver communities.
On every mitered corner, expansion joint and gutter end cap a sealant is required to contain water within your gutter systems only allowing it to flow through outlets and gutter down pipes safely channeling it away from your home. Professionally installed specialized gutter sealants will ensure your Rain Gutters are leak free for their life term.
Gutter Seal Failures
Gutter seal failures occur over time for a variety of reasons i.e. Contamination of the original metal surface, oxidization, excessive debris, continuous pooling of water, expansion of water through freezing, movement of fascia board, expansion and contraction of the aluminum, inadequate caulking, improper installation etc. If left unrepaired leaking rain gutters can prematurely rot roof systems, stain building exteriors, erode landscaping, damage concrete, stone or ashfault drive or walkways. Worse yet – The constant dripping gutter can keep you awake at night.
Homeowners and handymen typically try a variety of methods to seal a leaking gutter corner. Silicone, gutter caulking, super sealants or roofing tar. They’ll take care to clean the surface and apply the new sealant over the old one. For one to three months it may appear the problem is solved? Slowly the leaks reappear. A common misconception is ‘we didn’t use enough gutter caulking’ The pile of gutter caulking grows while the results remain the same.
AcroTech Gutter Reseals
We remove all the old gutter caulking. Applying good caulking over bad WILLNOT WORK. Most caulking forms a durable skin cure within 30 minutes of the original installation and is virtually impossible to bond to. Once the old caulking is removed we grind the surface with a wire brush to remove oxidization and expose fresh aluminum. Next we clean the surface with a specialized solvent to remove surface contaminants. We then apply the new sealant. We use a one part high quality blend of synthetic rubber and resin. It exhibits excellent elastomericproperties, while maintaining superior adhesion to aluminum under ponded water conditions. Our method of caulking ensures no air pockets during installation that potentially become future channels for leaking water. We also ensure an adequate volume of caulking to allow for a full cure and the aluminums expansion and contraction.
The Impossible Gutter Seal
If we cannot remove all the old gutter caulking we?ll install a new Box Mitre. This is done by cutting out the entire gutter corner and installing a new aluminum one to match the existing profile and color. We mechanically fasten it in place and install new caulking on fresh aluminum to form a warrantied gutter seal.
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