Continuous 5″ & 6″ Eavestrough Installation
Hundreds of thousands of feet installed in Calgary & area since 1984.
A Seamless Eavestrough Experience
The core of our business is eavestrough. We install 5″ or 6″ eaves depending on your requirements, and we guarantee them to be leak-free or we’ll come to fix it.
5-Year Installation Warranty
And a 50-year manufacturer materials warranty.
Add Alu-Rex Leaf Guard Systems
Prevent debris from clogging your eaves.
We slope test each length we install to ensure water runs to where it is supposed to.
Choose from a variety of colours to match your home or business’s exterior.
Questions Customers Ask Us About Our Eavestroughing
With all the crazy weather in Calgary eavestroughing is a must. These FAQ’s might help you feel confident about your investment.
What Do Eavestroughs Do?
Eavestroughs protect your home from rainwater by carrying it away from the foundation. Without eavestroughs, your home is almost certain to experience water damage over time due to rain, snow, and hail.
Moving water away from your building is important, as it preserves the lifespan of the building, its envelope, and prevents a lot of unnecessary damage!
When Should You Replace Your Eavestroughs?
In Calgary, properly installed eavestroughs should last for 15-20 years. However, the lifespan of your eavestroughs can vary depending on how they were installed and the health of the fasciaboards.
How Do Eavestroughs Get Damaged & How Can You Protect Them?
In Calgary, eavestroughs can become damaged in the following ways:
- Impact damage from hail storms
- Detaching from the home due to being overloaded with debris
- Warping from repeated freeze/thaw cycles
- Bending/creasing due to wind
You can also opt to have ALU-Rex leafguards installed with your new eavestroughing, which catch debris instead of letting it settle in your eavestroughing and are rated to hold up to 250 lbs per linear foot.
Finally, remember to clean debris out of your eavestroughs on a regular basis (unless you have ALU-Rex installed, in which case you probably won’t ever need to).
What Kind of Eavestroughs Does Your Home Need?
Most eavestroughs in Calgary are either 5” or 6” wide. The kind you need depends on what your roof is made of, its slope, and its size.
Roofs made from tile, metal, wood shakes (such as pine or cedar), and rubber all require eavestroughs that are at least 6” wide.
Residential roofs made with regular asphalt laminate shingles require eavestroughs that are at least 5” wide—but many homeowners opt for 6” eavestroughs anyway, because they can carry nearly twice as much water and generally look better.
How Long Will My Eavestrough Installation Take?
Every job is different, but our standard turnaround time for installing new eavestroughs on most homes is about 3 days—from the time we give you your quote to the time we complete the job. We source our materials from local companies and then measure, cut, and install your eavestroughing on site—eliminating manufacturer delays and avoiding supply chain issues.
Should You Install Eavestroughs Yourself?
Eavestroughs that you can self-install are purchased in sections with preset lengths, which you can then cut to suit your application. This type of eavestrough has numerous seams and points of failure, in addition to looking inferior to continuous (seamless) eavestroughs installed by professionals like us.
Installing your eavestroughs by yourself also leaves you unable to benefit from any warranty offered by a professional contractor. Big 5 offers a 5-year installation warranty on all products we sell, plus a 50-year manufacturer materials warranty.
How Often Should You Clean Your Eavestroughs?
We recommend that most homeowners clean their eavestroughs at least once each year. For best results, clean your eavestroughs once in the fall. Note: we do not offer eavestrough cleaning services.
Should You Paint Your Eavestroughs?
You can paint your eavestroughs, but you really shouldn’t. Eaves can come in many colours and be colour matched to your application. We will help you with colour selection and help you get an idea of what your options are.
Painting your eavestroughs won’t damage them, but the new paint job is unlikely to adhere well to the aluminium eaves (and there’s a good chance you’ll accidently wind up painting your fascia, soffit, and siding as well… oops!).
5 Reasons to Hire Big 5 for Your Eavestrough Installation
We aim to be the best value in the market. We may not be the cheapest, but we offer the best bang for your buck.
Tens of Thousands of Installations Since 1984
We are one of the most experienced eavestrough companies in the Calgary area.
Multi-Generation Family-Owned & Operated
Our team works hard to offer the best product at the best price, and has since our founding in 1984.
Our Big 5-Year Warranty
We’ve survived and thrived through every boom (and bust). You can count on us being there when you need us.
Real Customer Reviews
Big 5 just finished replacing all my homes gutters. They did an amazing job! The crew was efficient and professional and the work was top notch!
Safe , professional, site was always clean. No chatting, no music, just 2 quality tradesmen getting the project done. They noticed a couple spots on second story where the caulk was letting go...they noticed and they fixed...i wouldn't have known if I didn't see them. Site was cleaned up like nothing happened.
I needed new gutters for a rental property, and they were professional and very efficient. They even nipped a possible leak problem in the bud for us! I would recommend them to anyone!