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Choosing the right eavestroughs

Make the right choice with Primeau Metal Inc.

Choosing the right eavestroughs
Good eavestroughs can save you from many worries while helping preserve the resale value of your home. If yours are causing problems or you’re buying them for the first time, we suggest that you investigate the alternatives.
Ask yourself the right questions!

Effective eavestroughs

The ideal eavestrough has to be sturdy, weather resistant, collect fewer leaves, and preserve its appearance for many years.

To guarantee this, it should be installed with care by experienced professionals. You should also check the type of eavestroughs you’re buying, along with the quality of service and the reputation of the company.

Type of eavestroughs

Materials currently available on the market

Plastic: Very flexible, bends and cracks easily. Not very resistant, its color fades, and it’s also toxic with extremely high dioxin levels and banned in many countries due to its numerous threats and environmental problems.
Pre-painted aluminium: A rather soft metal, malleable and easy to install. Less rigid and durable than Galvalume® steel and with a large expansion coefficient. It is subject to distortions, leakage, colour fading and is also toxic for the watering of plants, animals and humans.
Copper: Long-lasting, it adds a rich look to your house.
Pre-painted Galvalume® steel: The toughest eavestrough material available. Coated with an alloy of exceptional properties, it provides superior resistance. Its manufacturing requires costly, high tech equipment. The environmental choice.

The design of eavestroughs

Most eavestroughs are designed with the back of the same height as the front, which facilitates the water infiltration in the eaves, increases the ice buildup in winter and the breaking risk when the snow melts. To be effective, the back of eavestroughs must be 1 to 3 inches higher than the front, so that it can be installed under the shingle drip.
Choosing the right eavestroughs


Quality. Durability. Performance.
Hi-Bak® products have been designed and manufactured with the Canadian homeowner in mind.
Hi-Bak® is our signature product, demonstrating over 60 years of accumulated knowledge & experience in tinsmithing, rain gutters, & related accessories.
Primeau Metal Inc.

10 460, Bellevois
H1H 3C3

514 322-4160

Toll free:
800 661-4160

514 322-2411

C.C.Q.: # 60-844-625

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Numéro d'entreprise du Québec:
# 1142 346 049