7” Gutter in High Demand

While the rest of the country is dealing with the Polar Vortex, the deep southern states are experiencing  heavier downpours in short intervals.  With more rain and heavier water flow, the 5” and 6” gutters we are all accustomed to, in many cases are not able to keep up.   Over the past couple of years, we’ve been noticing an increase in sales of 7” Gutter, as well as an increase in 7” Gutter Machine purchases. The gutter machine industry has caught on to that trend, offering both commercial and residential style 7” gutter machines.  KWM Manufacturing and New Tech Machinery have both stepped up their production on 7” machines due to the recent demand for these larger size gutters…. Continue reading »

What to do About Ice Damming

Ice damming can be a costly problem for homeowners, but it can also provide a revenue stream for contractors in the normally slow winter months.  There are many “hack” job remedies and quick fix solutions; some may cause more damage down the road, some take patience, and one in particular fixes the issue at hand, but the real work comes in the form of the elimination of the problem as a whole. For the quick fix of ice damming the first step is the ability to identify the problem area. This is easy, simply look for the abundance of icicles hanging on the gutters. This is a sure sign of the gutters not draining the water away due to ice… Continue reading »