Gutter Cleaning: When to DIY vs. When to Call a Pro

Most homeowners have cleaned their gutters at one point at another, even though it is a task that just about everyone dreads. Although it may seem common to see homeowners cleaning their own gutters – whether they do so on the roof or with specialty tools – there are times when it may be best to call a pro. Learning more about this is important not only for your home, but also for your personal safety. Here’s what you should know.   What’s Involved in Gutter Cleaning? For the most part, cleaning your gutter is a matter of reaching inside the gutter system and pulling out debris like leaves, pine needles, acorns, twigs – anything that can fall out of… Continue reading »

Expert Tips on How to Save Time When Cleaning Your Gutters

Of all the tasks homeowners perform each year to keep their home in tip-top condition, cleaning the gutters probably falls somewhere near the bottom of the favorites list. Despite this, it is a task that must be done to prevent everything from destroyed landscaping and roof leaks to problems as detrimental as foundation cracks. Below are some tips from the experts to help you save time when it comes to gutter cleaning.   Keep Branches Trimmed Back Most of the debris that makes its way into your gutter system falls from tree limbs and branches that extend over your roof. This means that one of the absolute best ways to reduce the frequency and extent of gutter cleaning is to… Continue reading »

A Comprehensive Guide to Downspout Drainage Options

A Downspout is the vertical section attached to a gutter, typically found on the corner of a home or building. A downspout moves water away from a home, preventing leaks, flooding, and costly damage. Before you buy your new downspouts from GutterSupply.com, take the time to check out the following guide to learn more about your many options.   Are Downspouts Enough for Your Needs? Downspouts come in various sizes in order to move large amounts of water away from your roof. Though, there are some cases when rainfall in an area is so heavy, that downspouts simply cannot move water away from your home quickly enough. In these instances, downspouts alone will not provide enough protection, so you will… Continue reading »

DIY Gutter Cleaning & Repair Tips

Keeping the gutters cleaned and maintained is an essential part of any healthy home. Clogged or broken gutters can pose a threat to your siding and landscaping even leading to costly foundation problems. Fortunately maintaining a healthy and functional gutter system is easy when you follow some basic rules for DIY gutter cleaning and repair.   Here a few of GutterSupply.com’s top DIY gutter cleaning and repair tips:   Gutter Cleaning Tips   – Work safely with a good ladder. Working from heights can be dangerous. The ladder you use should not only be functional but also the right size for the work at hand. A ladder stabilizer can be helpful for those using an extension ladder.   – Use the… Continue reading »

DIY Rain Gutter Installation

  At GutterSupply.com, we cater to both the professional contractor as well as homeowners wanting to tackle the job on their own. Whether for budgetary reasons or because they simply like learning something new, a lot of people find hanging their own gutters both satisfying and easy to do. A big benefit to taking on this type of project yourself is the amount of money you can save in installation costs. Recently a GutterSupply.com customer saved thousands installing his own copper gutters on his Seattle home. After teaching himself to solder using a 300W soldering iron he bought on eBay, he was able to install the entire system for just $2,500 in supplies and materials ordered from GutterSupply.com. This is… Continue reading »

6 Essential Ways a Gutter System Protects Your Home

Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters. In fact, they may not even put much effort into maintaining them like they should be. But when water starts to cause problems around the property, they soon realize the important role gutters play in protecting their home. Unfortunately this can be a tough lesson to learn. By the time moisture is able to penetrate the home, you are already in the grips of what could lead to a major home disaster costing you thousands of dollars in repairs and countless hours of time and energy.   Put quite simply, gutters prevent water damage. When we don’t take precautionary steps to properly maintain the gutter system we risk the chance… Continue reading »

Why Trying to DIY your Own Gutters Could End up Disastrous

  While there are numerous home repair projects that can be undertaken in a DIY capacity, gutter replacement should not be considered as one of them. Here are a few reasons why it is best to leave this particular type of work to the professionals.   You Could Injure Yourself Every year, thousands of home owners are injured as a result of falling off roofs and ladders while trying to replace gutters. While some of these injuries are minor such as bruises, scrapes and sprains, many others are far more serious, such as broken bones, concussion or even paralysis. In many cases, you will end up spending more money on medical bills – and possibly a replacement ladder as well… 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 »

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 »

Gutter Cleaning & Installation Tips

We all know how important it is to install gutters properly and keep them clean.  But do you know the best ways to accomplish these tasks?  Here are some tips of the trade every homeowner and professional should know. Gutter Cleaning Tips  Dress for the job – To stay both safe and comfortable while cleaning a gutter system, it is important for you to come prepared.   Always wear a long-sleeve shirt, rubber-soled shoes, and protective gloves when working. Clean gutters before the rainy season – Don’t leave the gutters full of leaves and debris right before the wet season.  No matter which region you live in it is important to clear the way for the increased amounts of precipitations ensuring… Continue reading »