Is Your Business Ready to Invest in a Gutter Machine? 5 Ways to Tell

If you have been considering purchasing a gutter machine for your business, but you aren’t sure if the increase in revenue will be worth the investment, you are certainly not alone. Below are five of the best ways to tell whether your business is ready to take that next step by investing in a gutter machine.   #1 – Your Clients Ask for Gutter Work The first way to tell whether your company is ready to invest in a gutter machine is by far the most obvious: your clients keep asking if you can provide them with gutter installation or repair. Though a gutter machine is not absolutely necessary for providing this service, there are several good reasons to consider… Continue reading »

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 »

Micro Mesh Gutter Guards vs. Traditional Leaf Guards: Pros and Cons

Gutter guards are designed to make typical gutter maintenance easier and to extend the lives of gutter systems in general. There are numerous types of gutter guards available on the market, including traditional leaf guards as well as micro mesh gutter guards. Below, you can learn more about these two options so that you can make the best possible decisions for your (or your clients’ if you are a contractor) unique needs.   What Does a Gutter Guard Do?   A gutter guard is simply a cover that fits over or inside your gutter system to block debris without impeding the flow of water. They are beneficial for a number of reasons, including:   Reduced gutter maintenance – Homeowners who… Continue reading »

Don’t Like Cleaning Your Gutter Downspouts? Here are 5 Tips for Making it Simpler

Most homeowners dread the time of year when they have to clean their gutters. It’s a boring and dirty project, but it’s one that must be done. Your downspouts are an important part of your gutter system, so it’s important that you do not overlook them during your spring and fall maintenance. Below, you will find five tips to make cleaning your downspouts simpler and far more effective.   #1 – Trim Back Tree Limbs   Trimming back your tree limbs regularly so that they do not overhang your roof is one of the absolute best ways to make gutter and downspout cleaning much, much simpler. When there’s nothing overhanging your roof, there will be far less debris. This includes… Continue reading »

Is All the Spring Rain Causing Your Gutters to Sag? Time to Check Your Gutter Hangers

With spring in full bloom, people across the nation have begun to experience torrential downpours and all-day soaking rains that really test their gutters’ mettle. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected your gutters for sagging, now is the perfect time to do so – and follow a few simple tips in the process. Below, you’ll learn more about sagging gutters, what causes them, and what you can do to determine the best course of action.   What Makes Gutters Sag?   Though sagging gutters are far more common in the wintertime, they can occur during the spring months, too, under the weight of excessive rainfall. A sagging gutter is usually the result of a disproportionate weight in one… Continue reading »

Tips for Choosing the Right Gutter Machine for Your Business

Whether you already own an established construction or roofing company or you’re interested in starting up a gutter repair, installation, and maintenance company from scratch, a gutter machine is a great way to add value and save your customers (and yourself) some money. Below, you can learn more about why a gutter machine is a great investment and discover a few tips for choosing the right machine for your needs.   Why Buy a Gutter Machine?   Everyone in the construction, roofing, or gutter installation industry can benefit from investing in a gutter machine. These machines can:   Allow your company to provide extra services. This saves your clients time and may even allow them to get the necessary repairs… Continue reading »