May 28, 2020

How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters and When is the Best Time?

When it comes to cleaning their gutters, homeowners tend to have different opinions about how often it should be done and the best time of year to do it. Learn more about these opinions and figure out the best gutter cleaning schedule for your needs now.   How Often Should You Clean Your Gutters? Some homeowners believe cleaning their gutters once a year is more than enough, but others insist that they must clean their gutters once each season to keep water moving along freely. The truth is that both homeowners are right. The frequency at which you should clean your gutters will depend on a wide variety of circumstances, such as:   • Your geographic location. In some parts… Continue reading »

May 22, 2020

How to Be Sure Your Gutters Will Hold Up Even in the Heaviest of Downpours

Some parts of the country – such as the Pacific Northwest – receive a great deal more rain than others. However, in still other parts of the country, monsoon-like rains of several inches in under a few hours is not at all unusual. If you live in an area that is known for frequent heavy downpours, the advice below can help you ensure that your gutters will hold up to the pressure for many, many years.   Start with the Right Gutter System One of the biggest mistakes homeowners tend to make when it comes to their gutter systems is failing to install the proper size gutter for their locations. When installing gutters, it’s important to look at local rainfall… Continue reading »

April 30, 2020

Micro Mesh Gutter Guards vs. Traditional Leaf Guards: Pros and Cons

Gutter guards are designed to make typical gutter maintenance easier and to extend the lives of gutter systems in general. There are numerous types of gutter guards available on the market, including traditional leaf guards as well as micro mesh gutter guards. Below, you can learn more about these two options so that you can make the best possible decisions for your (or your clients’ if you are a contractor) unique needs.   What Does a Gutter Guard Do?   A gutter guard is simply a cover that fits over or inside your gutter system to block debris without impeding the flow of water. They are beneficial for a number of reasons, including:   Reduced gutter maintenance – Homeowners who… Continue reading »

April 30, 2020

Don’t Like Cleaning Your Gutter Downspouts? Here are 5 Tips for Making it Simpler

Most homeowners dread the time of year when they have to clean their gutters. It’s a boring and dirty project, but it’s one that must be done. Your downspouts are an important part of your gutter system, so it’s important that you do not overlook them during your spring and fall maintenance. Below, you will find five tips to make cleaning your downspouts simpler and far more effective.   #1 – Trim Back Tree Limbs   Trimming back your tree limbs regularly so that they do not overhang your roof is one of the absolute best ways to make gutter and downspout cleaning much, much simpler. When there’s nothing overhanging your roof, there will be far less debris. This includes… Continue reading »

April 29, 2020

Is All the Spring Rain Causing Your Gutters to Sag? Time to Check Your Gutter Hangers

With spring in full bloom, people across the nation have begun to experience torrential downpours and all-day soaking rains that really test their gutters’ mettle. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected your gutters for sagging, now is the perfect time to do so – and follow a few simple tips in the process. Below, you’ll learn more about sagging gutters, what causes them, and what you can do to determine the best course of action.   What Makes Gutters Sag?   Though sagging gutters are far more common in the wintertime, they can occur during the spring months, too, under the weight of excessive rainfall. A sagging gutter is usually the result of a disproportionate weight in one… Continue reading »

April 28, 2020

Tips for Choosing the Right Gutter Machine for Your Business

Whether you already own an established construction or roofing company or you’re interested in starting up a gutter repair, installation, and maintenance company from scratch, a gutter machine is a great way to add value and save your customers (and yourself) some money. Below, you can learn more about why a gutter machine is a great investment and discover a few tips for choosing the right machine for your needs.   Why Buy a Gutter Machine?   Everyone in the construction, roofing, or gutter installation industry can benefit from investing in a gutter machine. These machines can:   Allow your company to provide extra services. This saves your clients time and may even allow them to get the necessary repairs… Continue reading »

November 12, 2019

Preparing Your Gutters for Snowfall: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

If you live in a part of the country where snowfall is to be expected in mid to late fall, now is the time to start thinking about the impact of that snow on your gutters. Below are five important considerations that you need to be making right now to ensure that your gutters and your roof are prepared for the incoming snow.   #1 – Clean Your Gutters   It’s important that you take the time to clean your gutters thoroughly before the first snowfall arrives. This will ensure that as the snow melts and the resulting water flows into your gutter system, it will be able to flow unimpeded. Depending on the temperature, it is possible for this… Continue reading »

November 5, 2019

What are Box Gutters and When Should You Use Them?

Box gutters are found primarily on older homes and structures that were built in the late 1800s until the early 1900s. They are much different from the gutters you’ll find on more modern homes, but at the time, only box gutters and copper gutters were readily available. Though they aren’t used very often anymore, there are times when you might prefer them. Here is everything you need to know about box gutters and the right time to use them.   What Makes a Box Gutter Different?   Unlike today’s gutters, which are made entirely from metal, box gutters were made from a wood frame covered by a very thin sheet of metal – typically something like stainless steel, copper, or… Continue reading »

October 17, 2019

 How to Keep Nesting Critters Out of Your Gutters This Fall

When you think about things that can get into gutters and cause clogs or problems, you probably think about leaves, pine needles, acorns, pinecones – all the usual culprits. However, depending on where you live (and depending on your local environment), nesting animals can also be a concern. Here are some tips and tricks for keeping birds, squirrels, and other nesting critters out of your gutters throughout the fall months.   Provide Other Living Spaces   In some situations, if you’re struggling to keep squirrels and birds out of your gutters, your best option might be to simply provide them with other habitats rather than trying various repellants. Strategically-placed birdhouses all across your property can do wonders to keep them… Continue reading »

October 8, 2019

Can a Gutter Guard Really Save You That Much Time and Trouble?

If you have ever contemplated installing gutter guards but you aren’t sure if they are worth the money, you are certainly not alone. Many homeowners across the country wonder whether gutter guards, which come in a wide variety of styles and types, can really save them time and trouble. Below, you’ll learn exactly how they work and discover the reasons why choosing the right gutter guard from the experts at Gutter Supply really can make your life simpler.   What Does a Gutter Guard Do?   A gutter guard is a device designed to fit over or even inside your gutter to prevent clogs and ice dams. They consist of screens, fine mesh, or even foam that keeps everything but… Continue reading »