We have a small piece of eavestrough in our shop to show the incorrect way to fix leaky corners. Its not that they can not be fixed, but the old caulking should be removed before a new layer is installed. More “Layers Upon Layers Of Caulking”
We all know you get what you pay for and its always great to find the best contractor for your budget.
Its always best to research online to find out as much as you can with who your dealing with.
Sometimes we find some pretty bad workmanship on some fairly nice homes and here is an example. Water was pouring out over a window and the homeowners were not sure why. They put up some plastic to try and deflect it from the home. Continue reading “Downspout Splashing Over Wall / Repair”
Shutters can easily be replaced with a new aluminum version that matches the color of your new eavestroughs perfectly.
This home below had old wooden shutters that needed updating. The blue was changed out for charcoal. Continue reading “Aluminum Shutters On North York Home”
We hope you find this video a good overview of the value of a properly functioning eavestrough and leaf guard system.
We thank Homestars.com for putting this video together and being part of their educational series. Continue reading “Eavestrough 101 Video”
North Shore Eavestroughing prides itself on finding ways to operate with less impact to the environment. Protecting our children’s future has to be a guiding principle. Operating a small business the old fashioned way is to disregard the impact we have on the world around us. Finding new earth-friendly ways to do business may raise our operating costs slightly but we feel it’s well worth it!! Continue reading “Happy Earth Day 2014!”
For most Torontonians it was a holiday season they will not forget anytime soon. Across the city a ravaged tree canopy caused many branches to fall on homes and streets. A major power outage left many wondering if they would have to vacate their homes. Continue reading “Toronto Ice Storm 2013”
We at North Shore have asked ourselves how we can make changes in our day to day operations that make a difference in our environmental impact and lessen our footprint. Continue reading “18 Things We Do To Protect Our Earth”
We have 40 Silver Maple Trees to give away to a good home. Continue reading “Free Silver Maple Trees ( All Gone)”
We are proud to say that we have been powered by green electricity since 2009. Bullfrog power allows businesses and homeowners to utilize green energy. Continue reading “Bullfrog Powered”
We recommend the use of clean outs when installing the T-Rex leaf guard in an area that has pine needles. Pine needles are long and slender and a few do make it through the small round holes in the leaf guard. Only a small percentage go through and the vast majority stay out of the eavestrough. Continue reading “Clean Outs For Pine Needles”
Many homes around Toronto have attic spaces are not ventilated or insulated properly. This can result in a roof not lasting as long as it should, high heating and cooling costs, mold, and ice damming. Continue reading “Attic Insulating In Toronto”
Eavestroughing obviously requires working at heights. Safety gear and proper training is essential to keep everyone safe. Did you know that if we are working over 10 feet high we must use fall protection equipment as required by law? Continue reading “Fall Protection Is Critical”
With so many heavy rains this summer in Toronto, basement flooding has become an epidemic. The rains have spurred so many desperate calls to our office that we have trouble keeping up!. Chances are it involves an overflowing eavestrough and a window well. We can feel their pain of having to shop vac carpets and damage to walls etc.
One of our leaf guard comparison videos is creating quite a stir with the people over at Smart Screen. We have received emails and voice messages demanding we take this video off line and now most recently a rep from Smart Screen yelling at us (in our lettered vehicles) in Toronto traffic as we happened to be traveling down the same street. We do not engage in this type of activity.
Cleaning up our client’s property is super important. Removing old eavestroughing can be messy and we need to have on hand magnets for getting all those pesky roofing nails that some roofing companies like to leave in the eavestroughs for us to clean up.
For a typical parking spot in Toronto the rain would land on the pavement, picking up contaminants from vehicles and then wash down the nearest storm drain. This gives the water an expedited route, straight into Lake Ontario. This water is untreated and is a great problem for our water ways in terms of pollutants and also because the rainwater heats up as it passes over the pavement it greatly increases the temperature of streams. This is bad for fish.
On a recent trip to BC we saw a neat way to manage rainwater on a parking lot.
The parking spots slant down to a vegetation area at the front of each vehicle. Try not to notice the shadow!
A few pictures of a Toronto area home in which we have installed complete soffit, fascia, eavestrough, leaf guard and LED lighting. Continue reading “New Soffits And LED Lighting”
Recently we went from our offices and show room in Scarborough and headed west to visit a few gutter companies in the Vancouver area. We spent a couple of days travelling to see some companies as there are some differences to how they operate on the West Coast and we wanted to see them firsthand. Continue reading “A Visit To Vancouver Gutter Companies”
The old product removed. Continue reading “Before and After Pictures”
A little history of North Shore Eavestroughing: Hardly a week goes by with out someone asking “Where is the North Shore?” or “What North Shore are you from?”. Everyone has there own idea and takes a guess. Continue reading “Where The Heck Is North Shore From?”
We are glad to see that some of our reports that we have created have now gone mainstream!
Many are often surprised to see just how many colours there are available for aluminum eavestrough and soffits. Colour selection is very important if you are trying to match up to existing trim or soffits on your home. Also having a wide color selection is essential when matching up to any new windows etc.
A video for those who would like to familiarize themselves with our LED light supplier, Delphitech. It gives us a look at the measures they take to produce a top quality product. Continue reading “LED Soffit Lighting (DelphiTech)”
I would like share with you a great way to see what’s going on in your eavestrough without needing to go up a ladder. This method we use in our estimating system is much safer and I hope someone may benefit from seeing this, homeowners and contractors alike. Continue reading “Estimating Mirror”
Buchner Manufacturing is a quality supplier of aluminum of products like eavestrough, soffit and aluminum roofing. A family run business who puts much of their focus on providing quality eavestrough supplies to the discriminating contractor. Continue reading “Buchner Manufacturing Aluminum Supplier”