What is a Downspout Wire Strainer (and why you need to know)

Downspout wire strainers can be a great add-on service for many gutter installation quotes.   Not only is it easy and quick to install, it also offers great value to the homeowner.  If you haven’t worked with wire strainers very often, now is the time to learn more about the great benefits they have to offer to you and the customer.   Read on to learn more.  Why use Wire Strainers? Wire Strainers are a simple and inexpensive way to keep downspouts clear and clog-free.  They help to eliminate much of the sticks, leaves, and other debris that might otherwise drain into the downspout causing blockage.  Wire strainers become even more critical for those with underground drains with gutters connected to them. … Continue reading »

7 Tips for Installing Christmas Lights on Gutters

The holiday season is officially here and along with it the hurried scramble to get the lights hung outside before the cold snow and weather comes.  While you may want to rush through the process, it is important to take time to ensure that the lights are not only safe and secure but also aren’t causing unnecessary damage to your gutters, eaves, soffits, and siding.  Taking just a few extra steps can safeguard your home’s exterior from avoidable wear and tear while allowing you to transform your house into a festive and decorative masterpiece. Here are seven tips on safely securing Christmas lights to the gutter system and surrounding areas: Take time to measure before you begin.  Use a long… Continue reading »