How to Fix Leaky Gutters

  A leaky gutter is one of the most common problems homeowners experience on their property’s exterior. A steady drip from a seam onto the driveway; peeling paint around the gutter area. These can both be signs of a gutter leak. While the initial effects of a faulty system are minimal when left unaddressed it can lead to expensive and time-consuming repairs. Fortunately early detection and a proactive approach to gutter maintenance can keep the familiar problems associated with leaky gutter away.   A leaky gutter system can lead to a number of problems both inside and outside the home including:   – Rotting of the area surrounding the leak including wood fascia and soffits   – Damage to the… Continue reading »

Vinyl Gutters 101

When shopping for a quality gutter system, homeowners have more material options than ever before.  From aluminum to copper to galvanized steel, there are many different styles and types to choose from. One type of gutter material that is becoming increasingly popular is vinyl.  Many homeowners are turning to vinyl for a durable, long-lasting solution to the gutter needs.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about vinyl gutter systems. Style OptionsAt GutterSupply.com we offer vinyl gutters in two different styles: Traditional and Contemporary (U-shaped).  The traditional option is available in 5” K Style and the contemporary in both 4” and 5” K Style.  Our catalog also includes a fully-coordinating line of accessories for both.  These styles are… Continue reading »

Why Go Seamless? 4 Benefits of Installing Seamless Gutters

Most homeowners are well aware of how important quality gutters are to a home.  They also realize that in order for the system to function properly the gutters must be kept clear of excessive debris. Seamless gutters offer a solution for both of these needs.  Unfortunately many homeowners are unaware of how beneficial seamless gutters can be.  They are often turned-off from this solution because of its higher price tag when compared with a standard system.  Contractors can assist their customers by simply informing them of the many advantages seamless gutters can provide.  Next time you find yourself working with a new client, make sure to take time to share with them many of the seamless gutter benefits listed below…. Continue reading »

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in a Leaf Guard System

Leaf guards. Gutter screens.  Gutter filters.  These are all common terms used when referring to a generic gutter guard system.  For decades homeowners have been using these products to keep their gutters free and clear of leaves and debris.  While the main reason why your customers choose to install this type of system is pretty straightforward, there are many other benefits it can provide.    Below are GutterSupply.com’s top 10 reasons to invest in a leaf guard system: 1. Leaf guards keep the gutters clear of excessive buildup from an accumulation of leaves and other debris especially during the autumn months. 2. Because these guards keep the buildup at bay, homeowners don’t have to clean the gutter system as frequently or… Continue reading »

Gutter Machines: All Your Questions Answered

If you are wanting to become more competitive in the seamless gutter industry, a gutter machine could be your answer.  Gutter machines are the best way to create seamless gutters customized for your specific needs.  These innovative and versatile machines can be one of the smartest investments you can make into your small business.  Read on as we answer many of the common questions our customers have about gutter machines. 1. Why should I invest in a gutter machine?Gutter machines are a great way to take your business to the next level.  Allowing you to create seamless gutters to the exact specification of your unique needs, these machines can help you work faster and smarter when out in the field. … Continue reading »

4 Key Benefits of Copper Rain Gutters

When it comes to rain gutters, there are many materials for homeowners to choose from.  Most opt for basic vinyl or aluminum as an easy solution for their needs.  Some homes, especially historical or higher end properties, could benefit greatly from copper rain gutters.  Unfortunately many don’t even consider this option because they think it is too expensive to install and out of their reach.  While cost is a factor to consider, it shouldn’t be the only one.  It is important for gutter contractors to inform their clients on the many key benefits a copper rain gutter system can provide.  Only when they have all the facts, can they make the right decision for their home. Here are 4 key… Continue reading »

Rain Chains: A Beautiful Alternative to Traditional Downspouts

 It has long been known that the Japanese people are experts at creating relaxing, harmonious sanctuaries inside their homes.  For hundreds of years, traditional Japanese homes have incorporated the melodic, soothing sound of rain water into their living space using what is known in their culture as “kusari doi” or rain chain.  They show their respect to Mother Nature’s gift by capturing this water into barrels reusing it throughout the home. Since their humble beginning centuries ago, rain chains have become a decorative alternative to the traditional downspout throughout most of the modern world including the United States.  Homeowners have embraced both its utility and beauty using it to channel the rain water away from their homes.  They have discovered… Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know About Snow Guards

For the last 300 years, people from around the world have found creative ways to prevent snow avalanches from falling off their home’s roofs.  In 1976, Jack McMullen introduced the first clear polycarbonate snow guard marking the beginning of today’s version of the modern snow guard.  Regardless of its design, a guard serves one main purpose – preventing the avalanche of snow and ice from falling off the roof surface.  By evenly distributing the accumulation, these guards can be very effective at reducing heavy loads of wet, heavy snow from damaging what lies below the eaves and gutters.  Useful for both residential and commercial applications, snow guards can be a welcome addition to any building located where large snowfalls can… Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know about Gutter Guards

What if you could offer your customers a product that virtually eliminates the need to clean their gutters?  That’s right – no more climbing ladders, no more getting dirty, and no more clogged gutters.  With the Gutter Guard system you can do just that.  This system is a long-lasting solution to their clogged gutter problems that is both easy to install and easy to maintain.  Another reason why customers are loving this system is its low profile.  Virtually invisible from the street level below, this system seamlessly attaches to the existing gutter system without being bulky or unappealing.  So how does the Gutter Guard system work?  These guards rely on a patented peri-flow filtration system to drain the rain water… Continue reading »

Everything You Need to Know about Downspouts

The downspout may be the most underappreciated part of the gutter system. In fact, many homeowners aren’t fully aware of the important role downspouts play in the proper drainage of the excessive water that hits the home. The downspout pipe can be a huge factor in preventing expensive water damage repairs. Downspouts serve a number of important purposes:– Assists with the proper drainage of rain water– Directs water away from the home’s foundation– Prevents damage to the home, saving the homeowner from expensive repair costs InstallationDownspouts are typically installed on the corners of the structure. They are best located in less traveled areas away from sidewalks and other obstructions. If the downspout is covering a larger roof area or the… Continue reading »