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 »

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 »

What You Should Know About Gutter Machine Sizes and Profiles

Gutter machines all do pretty much the same thing, but they don’t all do it in the same way. In fact, different gutter machines come in unique sizes and profiles that you should understand before you make a purchase. Below, you will find some information about the various sizes and profiles associated with the gutter machines available on today’s market. Gutter Sizes Gutter sizes are standard across the industry, but not all gutter machines can produce gutters of every size. For example, some gutter machines can only produce 5” gutters while others produce 6”, and some combination-style machines can produce both. Some machines are capable of creating 7” or even 8” gutters, which are rare but recommended on commercial buildings… Continue reading »

What You Should Know about Adjusting Your Gutter Machine

Adjusting and properly maintaining your gutter machine is integral to prolonging its life. Most machines will last 30 years or more when properly cared for, which means they can pay for themselves dozens of times over. Here, you will learn more about how to properly adjust and maintain your gutter machine to get as much out of it as possible for as long as possible. What You Should Know about Machine Adjustments and Repairs If you notice that gutters are coming out of the machine curved (either uphill, downhill, into the house, or away from the house) or with other issues, then the most common culprit for this is incorrect material alignment. The metal feeds through the machine’s varying roll… Continue reading »

What Kinds of Metals Can You Put Through a Gutter Machine?

There are a wide variety of metals available on the market today but not every gutter machine can accommodate every metal that exists. Understanding the metals that you can use in your company’s gutter machine will help you make better decisions about what to buy. The most common metals used in portable and stationary gutter machines are aluminum, copper, and galvanized steel. Aluminum Aluminum is the lightest and most flexible of all the gutter metals in existence today, and this means that you can put aluminum through just about every single gutter machine on the market, whether you’ve chosen a 5” half-round or a 7” K-style gutter machine. Aluminum is an incredibly versatile metal that offers your clients the best… Continue reading »