Are Rain Chains Easy To Install?

At GutterSupply.com we supply you with a gutter attachment piece (V Clip) with every rain chain that you buy from us. The gutter attachment piece (V Clip) lays flush inside the gutter, over the downspout hole, and helps direct the rainwater down onto the rain chain. Installing a rain chain may call for some bending of the gutter attachment piece (V Clip) so that it sits perfectly in the gutter. At GutterSupply.com we also offer our Rain Chain Installation. Our Rain Chain Installation Kit is the perfect accessory for all of our rain chains. We carry aluminum and copper rain chains. We offer two varieties of the copper rain chain installation kit, one having a 3″ outlet length, and the other a… Continue reading »

Gutter Protection Systems: Cost Comparisons

There are many different kinds of gutter protection systems available today. The different basic types of systems include gutter guards, gutter covers, gutter screens, or gutter filters. All of them are intended to let the water drain into the rain gutter while keeping possible debris (leaves, tree flowers, seeds, seed pods, twigs, etc.) out of the gutter. Without any protection system, debris will collect in the gutter, partially or completely blocking the planned flow down the downspout. If the rain gutter becomes full of water, it will then flow over the edge, falling to the ground or running down the fascia board or the wall of the house. Various kinds of damage can result. To avoid these problems the homeowner needs to regularly clean… Continue reading »

Gutter Machine Setup and Operation Guide

The Standard Control package includes a red drum switch (motor control) located on the exit end plate on the right side, and an E-Stop switch located on the right side near the entry end.  The Motor Control drum switch has three positions for electric motor control: The switch will remain in whatever position it is placed (maintained switch), and will therefore support continuous operation in both the forward and reverse directions. Pushing the E-Stop switch will disconnect input power. GUTTER MACHINE CONTROLS – CE WIRING PACKAGE  The CE Certified control package includes a control box mounted on the right side near the exit end, and an E-Stop switch located on the right side near the entry end.  The control box features… Continue reading »

Gutter Guards vs. Gutter Cleaning

Choking of rain gutters can have the rooftop water wash over the walls, windows, and doors, defeating the very purpose they were first installed for. Debris and rotting leaves peeping out of the rooftop gutter is not a very beautiful sight to behold. Hence, cleaning the gutters regularly is necessary. In most parts of the country gutters need to be cleaned at least three times in a year. However, their position and height above the ground make it no ordinary job for a layman. In addition, as time passes by overhanging ledges and rooftops become slippery due to moss and cracking of concrete and wood. It requires workmen and equipment to safely clean all the gutters and spouts on all the floors…. Continue reading »

How Gutter Machines Increase Profits

As part of your seamless gutter business, you are probably already offering gutter protection systems such as gutter guards, gutter covers, gutter screens, and gutter filters to your customers. While there are many different types and styles you can offer your customers, the least expensive is a simple cover made of PVC or a screen of expanded metal construction made from aluminum. Each type has its advantages and features. However, they all have one thing in common. There were all made by someone else. You material cost includes their material cost, labor content, overhead, and profit. When you got into the rain gutter business you learned that with a seamless gutter machine you could save money on your material costs by making gutter from a… Continue reading »

A Guide to Buying Rain Gutters: What You Need to Know

A good rain gutter system is essential to protecting your home from water damage. A rusted, leaky rain gutter can do as much damage as a leaky roof. But choosing a rain gutter system can be confusing. Gutters come in a variety of types, styles and materials. They can range from inexpensive vinyl gutters costing approximately $1 per foot, all the way up to ornamental copper gutters costing as much as $12 per foot. Which type is right for you Sectional vs. Seamless Gutters Your first decision is whether to buy sectional or seamless gutters.  Unless you are on a very tight budget, this should be an easy decision. Sectional gutters are sold in pieces through home improvement retailers like Lowe’s The Home… Continue reading »