Installing Aluminum Eaves in Cold Weather

Does aluminum expand or contract in cold weather? I was curious because I was thinking of installing aluminum eaves in our sub zero cold weather.

By Shawn from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

December 8, 20090 found this helpful

Contracts, good luck.

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December 9, 20090 found this helpful

Like all metal it contracts in cold weather and expands in hot weather.

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December 9, 20090 found this helpful

A yes but to what extent? example: 1/4" for every 10 feet?

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December 10, 20090 found this helpful

Hey, Shawn, I also live in dear old Winterpeg! Right now, I'd advise waiting until early April, or you'll freeze your buns off!! It contracts, but don't know how much. Can't be much, as it is nailed tightly when installed. They don't leave it loose, like siding, so it can contract and expand. Ask at Home Depot. They'll tell you.

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