Eavestrough (gutter), soffit and fascia, leaf guard and wall flashing

Here is some “before and after” pictures of our most recent renovation project :
old aluminum soffit, fascia, eavestrough (gutter) with downspouts and roof wall flashing were replaced with new

new gutters (eavestrough)
New soffit, fascia and eavestrough (gutter) with Alu-Rex T-Rex gutter guard

White color  package (Kaycan)  chosen over old almond color.


Old leaky, loose  gutter, old soffit and fascia board

New white vented soffit, aluminum fascia board and eavestrough system with leaf guard


Eavestrough, soffit and fascia, leaf guard and wall flashing

New eavestrough system with T-Rex guter guard

Saturday, Milton:
 Local weather forecast was: 60% chance of thundershowers close to -1 mm, So we decide to start the job. 
Well, it was raining on and off pretty much all day, and much, much more, then 1mm.
..Cheers to weather network folks once again 😉 !

eavestroughing in Milton

    New 5 inch seamless eavestrough system with Alu-Rex _ T-Rex gutter guard solution + rain barrel set up  was a best choice over outdated 4 inch eaves with lack of drainage.

T-Rex gutter guard

Gutters and eavestrough in Milton
Rain Barrel with Y-Diverter set up

..IMHO, only 2 things left to make a major exterior up- lift : roof -wall flashing +  shutters : and this house will look just perfect..

Maxima Aluminum LTD

Soffit, fascia,wall flashing and eavestrough (gutter) project in Oakville

 Front elevation before

Due to privacy and respect to homeowners we are not able to reveal  any names or exact addresses to the general public

 There are pictures of our recent project in Oakville Ontario that has been completed by Maxima Aluminum LTD.
 Homeowner requested free estimate to replace the soffit, fascia and eavestrough (gutter) system at his property. We were able to schedule an appointment at his earlier convenience.

Left side garage  before

 At the time of estimate we discussed with homeowner condition of existing soffit and fascia, eavestroughing system, as well as condition shingled roof. We discovered many trouble-spots : downspout that drain on a shingle, blown off fascia trim, different colors fascias, locations of downspouts that can be improved, leaking corners and etc.

Left side upper gable before

Left side gable had missing  (blown off) aluminum fascia trim and wood fascia board was short about 2-3 inches.

Rear elevation before

Location of this downspout can be improved by moving it to the side wall

Rear gable before

The inside corner was constantly dripping water.
Rear gable had different color and shape fascia board trim.

Front-right  evaluation before

We provided homeowner with our certificates and insurance policy,  detailed written estimate form, warranty information and color options as well as 5 neighborhood addresses with homeowner names and phone numbers as a reference samples of our recently completed jobs.  

Vented soffit panel

 Homeowner called us in 2 days, saying that he had checked some of referred addresses and seen our jobs, and he would like to go ahead with Maxima Aluminum LTD even when our price is slightly (but not significantly) higher from other company’s quotes he had received. So we met the same day and discussed the color and material options, as well as completion dates. 

Job in process 

 Homeowner decided to make the eavestrough and soffit color closely matching to the windows and garage color (white), We offered 3 different whites to choose from. Color was picked, date was scheduled and the job began : working team removed all existing eavestrough an downspouts first, then they removed fascias and soffits, after they checked all wooden fascia and roof rafters condition, replaced over-cut fascia board wood at left gable and started to install new  soffit.

Front gable

 Vented soffit installed all around the house to provide a proper attic ventilation except
front porch overhead were is no ventilation
required. All boxed gables are properly closed to prevent future birds or squealers access and sealed with proper silicon.

Right side of garage after

5inch seamless aluminum eavestrough ( gutter ) 
system with hidden screw-in brackets hangers installed and  3×3 inch square aluminum  downspouts. Upper left drain pipe connected directly to the lower garage eavestrough to prevent premature roof shingle wear.  

Garage eavestrough and downspout after

Eavestrough is overlapping roof shingles by 1/2 inch to prevent excessive dripping. 

Left gable after

Wood fascia replaced with proper length and covered with aluminum fascia trim, sealed with caulking.

Rear eavestrough and downspout after


Downspout relocated to the side wall – doesn’t attract attention and doesn’t drain on a walk-out  patio stones. 

Rear evaluation after

Both downspouts relocated to the side walls, rear gable fascia board is properly finished and sealed.

Front elevation after

Roof wall-flashing is also finished in white to match windows, soffit and eavestrough.
Also major cleanup was performed to eliminate all remaining scrap metal and debris leftover. 

Another project by Maxima Aluminum LTD.

After completion, homeowner was asked to do the walk-through job checkup with crew leader to make sure it meets all the standards and expectations as well as satisfaction level. Written warranty with receipt provided  upon completion.

Another successful project by Maxima Aluminum LTD team.


To request estimate for eavestrough, soffit, fascia or leaf guard system for your house please submit a requests estimate form at our website for Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Brampton, North York, Etobicoke, Vaughan and Toronto, or use our online gutter cost calculator to estimate eavestrough ( gutters ) and leaf guard systems needs.


(2) Water run-off from roof surfaces shall discharge into an eaves trough or
gutter and thence to a downpipe, discharging into a storm sewer and all
eaves troughs and drainpipes shall be maintained:
(a) watertight and free from leaks; and
(b) in working order and free from health hazards.
(3) Downpipes need not be connected to a storm sewer when arranged to
discharge water run-off at least three feet from the building and contained
on the property.
(4) Eaves troughs, gutters, downpipes and storm sewer connections are not
required when the roof is designed to prevent water run-off causing
deterioration to the building or creating a nuisance to persons on or
adjacent to the property.

Copper Roof and Aluminum Eavestrough – is it a good approach ?

 The selection of Eavestrough material must account for the potential of Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion at contact points with other metals and at supports. Also, special selection is required for corrosive environments such as coastal or polluted industrial atmospheres. Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion can occur when dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte. An electrolyte is any non-metal substance that will conduct an electric current, especially a liquid solution. Water, particularly rainwater, is a good electrolyte.
A galvanic scale has been developed for metals. Metals that are more electropositive (anodic) will corrode more easily and metals that are more electronegative (cathodic) are more corrosion resistant. When two dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte, the electropositive metal will corrode. The farther the two metals are from each other on the galvanic scale, the speed and effect of the reaction will increase.


To reduce the tendency for galvanic corrosion to occur between dissimilar metals one or more of the following
actions can be taken:
1. Avoid contact between metals that are father apart on the scale.
2. Do not couple a small exposed area of a more electropositive (anodic) metal with a large area of a more
electropositive (cathodic) metal. Fasteners are a particular concern in this regard.
3. Coat the electropositive (cathodic) metal with a suitable paint or other non-metallic coating (or coat both
surfaces at their interface). Zinc chromate or bituminous coatings are often used.
4. Separate the metals by tape, gasket, waterproof paper, elastomeric sheet, sealant or other non-absorbent,
non-conductive material.
5. Do not allow moisture runoff from a more electronegative (cathodic) metal to drain on a more electropositive
(anodic) metal, even if the metals are not in contact.
6. Remove metal particles that are deposited from steel dies on formed metals (or prevent the deposits from

Miscellaneous Information about Galvanic Corrosion:
1. Passivated stainless steel has been chemically cleaned, usually with an acid solution.
2. Anodized aluminum is considered compatible with all other metals.
3. Salts increase the electrical conductivity of water.
4. The discharge from drain pipes on rooftop air-conditioning units can be very corrosive, particularly if the
piping is copper and the drainage goes into galvanized steel scuppers, conductor heads or gutters.
5. Copper nails / fasteners should not be used for fastening galvanized steel roof panels even though the contact area of the more electropositive (anodic) zinc coating is small compared to the more electronegative
(cathodic) copper metal. Galvanized steel nails / fasteners will corrode rapidly if used on copper roofing.
6. Many organizations and individuals have published corrosion tables. All of the tend to rank corrosion rates in non-quantitative terms such as mild, moderate and severe. Rates of corrosion are also affected by conditions such as seacoast, dry inland, acid rain and polluted industrial atmospheres.

I have a porch and bay roof that we plan to replace with copper and because the
trim is white below the copper roof, we were going to put on white aluminum
eavestrough to go with the porch.  Some vendors suggest that corrosion will occur,
eventually.  Other people have suggested that it shouldn’t be a problem.  Do you
have any thoughts about this approach?

Whenever 2 dissimilar metals come in contact with each other, while in the presence of an electrolyte, a galvanic reaction will occur. The metal that is higher on the nobility scale (Copper) will attract ions from the other metal (Aluminum), causing it to corrode or dissolve.
Water is an excellent electrolyte, but just the moisture in the air is enough to get the reaction started, once it starts, you can’t really stop it.
If rain water runs across Copper and into an Aluminum eavestrough, the electrolyte (water) will attack the Aluminum. The Aluminum will stain and start corroding, but there are too many variables to be able to offer you a time line. It could last a year, or 10 years.

The same would happen with galvanized steel eavestrough.
So you have a choice of Copper, Copper clad stainless, terne coated stainless, bare stainless or some kind of plastic.


GTA local Eavestrough | Gutter professionals – Maxima Aluminum LTD

Is it a right time for new Eavestrough?

Knowing when to replace your eavestrough | gutter isn’t always as obvious as missing pieces and crushed channels – small leaks and holes can develop over several months, and often go unnoticed. But if you know the tell-tale signs of decaying eavestrough, you’ll save some time and money being able to identify and replace the problematic eaves yourself.
Pooling water around the foundation of your home, usually leading to a wet basement, is always a bad sign, and often indicates a dangerous, leaky eavestrough or split downsrout. For whatever reason, the eavestrough  is no longer serving its intended purpose and will need replacement. This is especially true if you notice a hole or a gouge in the gutter channel. If the pool is under a sagging, overflowing eavestrough, replacing only the hangers might be necessary. This would be a good time to update your spike and ferrule hangers to hidden screw mounted hangers.

Finding streaking on your siding should also raise a red flag. If the streaking looks rusty, it’s because over time, rust has eaten a hole in your eavestrough and is now spilling liters of water onto your siding and around your foundation. To prevent having to replace rusted galvanized eavestrough in the future, remember to give your metal gutters a coat of rust-proof paint every year or two; this will keep them rust-free and add several years to its life. Aluminum gutters, however, never rust. And at $5 to $9 per linear foot installed, they’re still relatively inexpensive – two reasons why aluminum has the edge in popularity,

Updating your home’s exterior with fresh siding or masonry often warrants a complete soffit and eavestrough system replacement. Next to the upgrades, your old eavestrough will look worn and out of place. On top of that, updating your old siding typically changes the color scheme of the home’s exterior and eavestrough, soffit and fasciaare usually part of the exterior’s aesthetics. If you’re budgeting for an exterior renovation, remember to account for a new eavestroughing system as well.

And if you know, that eavestrough | gutter system at your property needs to be upgraded or not exactly sure yet and need an honest and professional advise or opinion wich can help determinate existing condition of your rain-water carrying system simply give us a call at 416-677-8191 or 416-875-6366, you can also complete a user-friendly online estimate form and we will be in contact with you shortly. We are providing our local communities with essential maintenance and installation services across West Greater Toronto. Eavestroughing services in Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, Milton and Oakville, – repair, new installation or replacement, maintenance or service – we are always around our neighbourhood.
Choose Maxima-Aliminum LTD. today for all your eavestroughing needs.