Bonderized steel is galvanized steel that is processed through a phosphate bath. This provides a corrosion inhibiting, crystalline zinc phosphate, micro-porous surface that promotes adhesion of top coatings. This produces the dull gray color characteristic of Bonderized that provides as an excellent “primer” for painting applications. Phosphate acts as an insulator between the drying action of the galvanized coating and the paint, promoting longer paint adhesion. That is why it has been called “Paintgrip” by the trade. Bonderized material should be immediately painted after installation, as the exposed phosphate coating is prone to white rust.
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 »
If you search the term “custom” on the GutterSupply.com website, you will be flooded with over 80 different products we carry. Even though we are one of the largest suppliers of gutter materials and supplies, we are also dedicated to providing customers with the custom solutions they want for their distinctive home. In recent years, the industry has experienced an increase in customer demand for custom fabricated products. They realize what a difference those distinctive finishes can make to the exterior of their home. Our team wants to meet that demand by offering the unique solutions our clients are looking for. Considering adding a custom touch to your gutter system? Or maybe you just want to learn more about… Continue reading »
We all want our home to look great both inside and out. One of the best ways to enhance the look of any home is to increase its curb appeal. While new siding and fancy brickwork are great ways to add beauty to the exterior, they can be costly and take weeks to complete. One easy way to create instant charm is by updating your home with custom gutter accessories. Read on to learn more about how these one-of-a-kind pieces can offer eye-catching appeal to your home’s exterior. Functional Style Decorative custom accessories is a simple way to add both function and beauty to the exterior of the home. They can bring a stylish, distinctive look while still… Continue reading »
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 »
Many homeowners are unsure about the different options to choose from when deciding on which gutter system to install. But did you know that there are many different styles of gutter material to choose from? It is important to discover all the options available to you including galvanized steel. Galvanized steel is becoming increasingly popular due to its durability, cost-effectiveness and low maintenance. Durability Galvanized steel is among the most durable material options when choosing a gutter system. With the addition of the galvanized steel coating, it adds another layer of protection to guard against harsh conditions during the winter and spring months. Low CostDuring the decision process, many homeowners weigh heavily the cost of the different gutter systems… Continue reading »