Eavestrough repair

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Posted by: from Aurora
6/14/2012 at 2:38:06 PM

How much does it typically cost to come and repair a leaky eavestrough?

I moved into my house not too long ago but it seems with all the rain that we've been noticing that the eavestroughs are in need of some serious repair.

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Stephen from Mr Handyman in Mississauga
Date/Time6/14/2012 at 3:22:33 PM

Hello Jane,

A well working eavestrough and downspout system is critical to avoiding uneccessary work in the future. The time/money to repair them depends on the state of them now. At some point the size of the job will move it from repair ( reattaching/securing/replacing) to a full new installation.

I would need more information to give you an idea of the cost.



Mr. Handyman of South Mississauga

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Jane in Aurora
Date/Time6/14/2012 at 3:57:07 PM

My husband cleaned most of the eavestroughs out in the fall from the leaves and said most looked in good shape but there are threecorners where the water just pours down when it rains.

There is also one length of eavestrough about 12ft in length that just leaks so I'm not sure if it's just clogged or needs to be replaced.

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Date/Time6/14/2012 at 7:03:17 PM

It depends on several factors. Where you are located in relationship to the contractor, (it a matter of time and distance ... which both cost), the next issue would be the height. Is there easy access (8 - 10 foot height or are we looking at a higher eavethrough? If higher, and it has to be accessed from the roof, what is the roof pitch?

Basically the repair may be quite simple ... a tube of silicone and maybe some crimping, ...or it may be some other issue.

When asking these questions, please provide as much specific information as you can. Most contrators will not offer a price without knowing the particulars.

Good luck,


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Date/Time6/14/2012 at 9:03:45 PM

I charge $1.00/lineal foot and that includes cleaning, tightening of brackets and screws and caulking of corners, outlets and seems.

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Ramandeep from Fat Boy Renovation in Regina
Date/Time6/15/2012 at 12:02:02 AM

Well it all depends are you sure that u need repair only well u have to call one off the contractors in ur area come out and give u estimate some guy do free estimate and some charge.

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Jane in Aurora
Date/Time6/15/2012 at 8:15:23 AM

I understand that it's hard to give an estimate without seeing the job that needs to be done, however I just wanted an general ballpark of how much a repair would cost vs replacing the eavestroughs.

At some point we are going to have to replace the eavestroughs however at the moment I just don't have the resources to pay for such a job and so a repair is the only option until we can full assess the cost of replacement and saving up for it.

The house is a two storey home and doesn't not have the elevated ceilings you find in newer homes so I don't think it's unreachable by ladder.

Thanks for all your responses.

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Date/Time6/15/2012 at 10:13:14 PM

Most seamless eavestrough's run around $5.50/lin ft installed.

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Jack in Toronto
Date/Time7/13/2012 at 8:21:49 AM

Your home renovation should provide you with improved function, comfort and convenience. The next step in the process is to set some general goals for your project - goals that address both the things you want to change in your home and the new features you want to add.

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Date/Time2/6/2013 at 8:52:31 PM

Please don't repair your eaves ! At the price of new one's it's cheaper in the long run to replace them.

Always remember, a REPAIR is just that, A REPAIR, they don't last forever. In my opinion you'll be just throwing away money trying to repair them.


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