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    Then it’s probably time to replace its wooden fascia. Call Philion Reno — our experts will visit your home, give you a prompt estimate, and install new fascia as needed.

    Replacement of fascia is normal when a home approaches 20 years of age, but sometimes it’s needed earlier — if there’s rot due to bad gutter installation, for example. Call Philion Reno for a complete inspection by our specialists.

    The funnel allows gutter debris to easily pass into the downspout, where it can flow into the clean out box for easy removal.

    Our soffit and fascia are made from pre-finished aluminum and this material is very durable. In addition, our soffit and fascia are designed to last and add value to your home for many years.

    In most residential areas normal rainfall is sufficient to keep the soffit and fascia surfaces clean but we do recommend that the soffit and fascia be washed at least once a year.

    If you have a problem please contact our customer service by phone or electronically. The customer service department will then determine what caused the problem and then come up with a solution to the problem.

    Gutter Clean System Only temporarily. Alu-Rex products boast a smooth, perforated surface. Just as they may temporarily stick to the hood of your car, leaves and debris that land on the surface of Alu-Rex products dry quickly in the sun.

    And unlike your car hood, the surface beneath the wet leaves on your gutter is perforated so they dry faster!

    A little wind is all it takes to sweep away dry leaves and debris:

    • A 10 km/h wind effectively removes wet leaves and about 100 pine needles per linear foot.

    • A 37 km/h wind can remove about an inch (2.5 cm) of pine needles per linear foot.

    Alu-Rex products significantly reduce the weight of snow on your gutters. Since the snow can't get into the gutters, the weight they have to carry is limited to that which accumulates on top of Alu-Rex products. What's more, the gutters remain fully functional so water from melting snow and ice can drain away freely.

    Without Alu-Rex products, the gutters—already clogged with leaves and debris—fill up with snow and ice, which keeps them from doing their job and draining water away in spring. Plus they have to bear more weight.

    Not at all! Water continuously drains into the downspout because nothing—neither debris nor snow—will block it from draining. With Alu-Rex products and the Alu-Perf technology, your gutters work all year round.

    Alu-Rex products do not cause ice formation. If ice forms on the edge of the roof, we recommend that you check if the attic space is adequately ventilated and insulated.

    Gutter InstallationNo. Alu-Rex products do not cause any leaks. No shingles are raised and no nails or screws go into the roof during installation.

    Beware of look-alike products that require you to lift the shingles. These products can lead to leaks. In time, the asphalt shingles dry out and become brittle. It's never a good idea to lift shingles when installing gutter protections systems, whether they're nailed in, screwed on, or simply set in place.

    Also, the manufacturer's warranty on asphalt shingles is void if the shingles are lifted, peeled away, or modified.

    The maximum weight your gutter can bear with Fixa-Tech® is 250 lb. per linear foot (373 kg per linear metre). That's 50% stronger than with spikes or hangers.

    This photo is real and has not been doctored in any way. Three men can hang from an gutter installed with the Fixa-Tech® continuous fastening system for new gutters.

    The only restriction consists of making sure the fascia board is not inclined, which is very rare. However, the Gutter Clean System® works with gutters installed on inclined fascia boards.

    It may seem unnecessary to use the Fixa-Tech® continuous gutter fastening system if there are no trees around your home. But Fixa-Tech's main strengths are its robustness, strength, durability, and quality.

    With Fixa-Tech®, your gutters will be stronger and more durable than any others. New trees may grow... and your gutters will still be in perfect condition after 25, 30, and even 40 years!

    People who buy the Fixa-Tech® system want what's best for their gutters, just as they do for their doors, windows, and all other components of their home.

    Weak GutterSpikes, screws, and hangers provide a certain degree of strength, but only over a few inches to either side of them. The spaces between the spikes/screws/hangers are weak.

    With Fixa-Tech®, your gutter is equally solid across its entire length. There are no weak spots.

    The Gutter Clean System® is an gutter protection system that prevents leaves and debris from getting in and clogging the existing gutters. This product is simply placed on your home's existing gutters.

    Fixa-Tech® is a continuous fastening system for new gutters that very securely fastens gutters to your home, making them 50% stronger than traditional systems.

    Both products use the same Alu-Perf technology, which prevents leaves and debris from building up in your gutters.

    The Gutter Clean System® and Fixa-Tech® are among the most efficient gutter protection systems on the market today.

    In the vast majority of cases, a light breeze is enough to sweep away normal debris. In areas under the roof or under shallow overhangs on sloped roofs, debris may build up where the wind cannot reach it.

    We recommend that you occasionally clean out these areas to keep your Alu-Rex products in good working order.

    Fixa-Tech® is the best choice! Both products can be installed to protect your gutters from leaves and debris, but only Fixa-Tech® makes your new gutters 50% stronger than conventional systems.

    Since there's no significant difference in installation costs, take advantage of the strength and durability of Fixa-Tech®!

    Yes. The Gutter Clean System® works with 4 in. (10.1 cm), 5 in. (12.7 cm), and 6 in. (15.2 cm) gutters made of steel, aluminum, copper, or zinc.

    Yes. The Fixa-Tech® continuous gutter fastening system is perfect for steel, aluminum, or zinc gutters that are 5 in. (12.7 cm) and 6 in. (15.2 cm) wide.

    No. Alu-Rex products have been tested on a number of plastic and vinyl gutters. In most cases, they did not meet the rigorous quality standards of Alu-Rex.

    Gutter Fixa-TechThe exclusive Alu-Perf technology is the result of extensive research and development. The product has 489 holes every 19 inches (48 cm). This allows water to drain at the same rate as a 2 in. x 3 in. (5 cm x 7.5 cm) downspout.

    Rigorous testing by an independent certification agency has proven that Alu-Rex products can drain over 32.9 in. (836 mm) of water an hour over a length of 20 feet (6 m). And with 44,000,000 feet (13,411,200 metres) of Alu-Rex products installed around the world, the figures speak for themselves...

    Note: The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded worldwide was 12 in. (305 mm) of water in one hour (Holt, MO, 1947). In comparison, the 1996 Saguenay Flood in Quebec was triggered by 11 in. (275 mm) of rain in three days. Alu-Rex products would have been able to handle all that rain in just one hour—and three times more!

    Overflow is usually caused by the gutters themselves (not wide enough or deep enough for the roof surface) or the downspouts (insufficient number for the roof's surface). It is important to make sure there are enough downspouts to avoid this problem. For this purpose, you need to keep in mind that one downspout is enough to drain the equivalent of a 600 sq. ft. (56 m2) roof.

    In short, if you don't have backflow problems with your current gutters in heavy rainfalls, the Gutter Clean System® and Fixa-Tech® won't create them.

    No. Alu-Rex products are made of aluminum, zinc, and copper. They will never rust. They come directly from our supplier's plant in the natural colours of the materials. The finish is guaranteed for 25 years.

    No. Alu-Rex products are practically invisible from the ground

    Alu-Rex WarrantyAlu-Rex products have been tested in certified laboratories with no business ties to us. Moreover, the first prototypes of Alu-Rex products were installed in Canada (where weather conditions are harsh) some 10 years ago and they still deliver outstanding performance.

    The 44,000,000 feet (13,411,200 metres) of Alu-Rex products installed around the world also speak volumes about their durability.

    Absolutely. There is a model for every setup. There's even a version of the Gutter Clean System that can be installed on screw-on hangers. All models offer the same great results.

    Alu-Rex products come with a 25-year warranty on performance, quality and finish.

    Protected GutterEven if all the perforations get covered—which never happens because the wind sweeps away leaves and debris—Alu-Rex products can drain up to three times the quantity of water ever recorded in the heaviest rainstorm.

    How? Because wet leaves remain permeable. Water still gets between the leaves—and even through them—to drain into the gutter. The water always finds its way into the holes.

    What's more, the exclusive design of Alu-Rex products features an approximately 0.4 in. (1 cm) deep basin. Testing in the lab and in the field has shown this to be the right depth to catch more water without stopping the wind from doing its job of sweeping away leaves, pine needles, and debris from the surface.

    Beware of look-alike products that are completely flat. Water can overflow when products are not equipped with a basin.

    No. The Gutter Clean System® and Fixa-Tech® continuous gutter fastening system never come into contact with the roof. That means you can have your roof redone without removing the Gutter Clean System® or Fixa-Tech®.

    A number of factors influence the overall installation cost, the main one being the difficulty of installation.

    Installation on a one-story house with only a few corners costs less than on a two-story house with a number of corners and turrets.

    No. Other products may be significantly more expensive for three reasons:

    1. Installation is more time-consuming and complex. Installers have to be paid fairly for the time they spend installation the product. As such, hard-to-install products will cost more.

    2. The material used is more expensive. Manufacturers want to make a profit on their sales. So if the manufacturing cost is high, the consumer has to expect to pay more. For example, the cost of manufacturing certain products (PVC, vinyl) can fluctuate with the raw materials market.

    3. Most competitors are franchises of major American companies and must charge consumers more to pay franchise fees and corporate advertising costs.

    Blocked Gutter It's tempting to believe that a simple plastic mesh that sells for $4 per 20 foot (6.1 metre) roll can do the job, but this just isn't the case.

    The openings in these products are much too large. Debris can get inside and leaves get stuck, which can clog the gutters and turn into fertile soil for plants to grow in.

    Moreover, these products are not rigid so they bend under snow and ice.

    In short, these products will still force you to periodically climb a ladder to clear out your gutters.