Once the area to be repaired cleaned, you can take care of the small holes by clogging with for example a waterproof sealant.If the crack is too large and / or the sealant does not hold, it will then cover with a sheet of glass and seal with mastic.
Important: Zinc Eavestrough are particularly difficult to repair since it is usually a weld to be made with tin or aluminum foil. We advise you in this case to call a specialist.If the crack is only a few millimeters, special zinc sealants exist to seal the leaks. Like other types of Eavestrough, if the crack is too large, it will change the faulty part. You can have the Eavestrough repair Toronto done there now.
Stripping your Eavestrough:
This is the last step that will allow your Eavestrough to resume a facelift. The purpose of this step is to take care of the outer part, and therefore visible, of your Eavestrough.
For this and again depending on your type of Eavestrough, you will need to use a special cleaner:
- Aluminum Eavestrough.
- Stripper for zinc Eavestrough.
- Eavestrough stripper PVC.
- Galvanized steel Eavestrough.
Just get your stripper and a rag to scrub the outside of your Eavestrough.
After this step you will have anEavestrough clean and in working order.
If your Eavestrough is leaking or damaged, here are some tips to fix it. Before any intervention on anEavestrough, empty it completely, and clean it thoroughly.
Repair a small hole in anEavestrough
If it required caring, repairing a small hole in anEavestrough, whether PVC or zinc. It is easy enough. Bring first of all a fine-grained glass cloth, a cloth soaked in alcohol, special putty and a glass cloth. Start by degreasing the Eavestrough, then spread mastic inside the area to work with a painter’s knife. Smooth and put on the putty the band of glass cloth. Dab it slightly so that it follows the shape of the Eavestrough and adheres well. Cover the strip with putty, and let it dry.
Repair a bigger hole in anEavestrough
If the hole to be sealed is a little bigger, the glass fabric may not be enough. In this case, use cover bitumen. After degreasing all around the area to be repaired, apply a first coat of bitumen using a brush. The product should then be slightly diluted. Do not hesitate to overflow the surface of the hole. Let dry, and lay a second layer, this time with undiluted bitumen.
Replace part of the Eavestrough
If the damage is greater, you will have to replace the damaged part of your Eavestrough and there, of course, the operation is more delicate. Cut the damaged section with a hacksaw, sand and degrease the remaining ends. Then install the replacement elements, gluing or welding them in the case of zincEavestrough.
Caution: If the Eavestrough repair requires only one to two hours of work, pay attention to the drying time, 24 hours, because you must work in dry weather. If you finally realize that a lot of work will be needed for this repair, it is better to consider replacing the Eavestrough.