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 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 »

Installing Rain Gutters? 5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid

“It takes less time to do things right then to explain why you did them wrong.”   – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow In the home construction industry, a company’s reputation is everything.  Offering quality work and craftsmanship leads to happier and more satisfied customers.  With each and every job there is an opportunity to turn a first-time customer into a lifetime client.  When things go wrong or the installation isn’t up to par, we put both our success and reputation at risk.  For this reason, it is important to always provide the best in both workmanship and service with each rain gutter installation you complete. Here are the five most common rookie mistakes made when installing rain gutters and how you can… Continue reading »