Why You Should Inspect Your Gutter Hangers at Least Once a Year

There’s a good chance that you clean your gutters at least once a year, and you might even perform an inspection while you’re at it to check for rust, cracks, or other types of damage. Your gutter hangers are also an integral part of your gutter system, so it’s important that you take the time to inspect these, as well. Here are some reasons to inspect your gutter hangers and what you should look for in the process.   Drooping Gutters are Inefficient   The sole purpose of your gutter system is to move rainwater from the roof to an area out in your yard or a drainage system, thus preventing damage to your foundation or landscaping. Even though you… Continue reading »

5 Reasons to Inspect Your Gutter Hangers to Ensure They’re Not Sagging or Broken

Gutter hangers are vital components of your gutter system. Their job is to keep your gutters secure and at the right angle to adequately drain rainfall and meltwater from your roof. Sagging or broken gutter hangers (or brackets) can be incredibly problematic, and unless you inspect them regularly, you might find yourself in need of some significant repairs. Here are the top five reasons why you should always inspect your gutter hangers and repair them as needed.   #1 – Drooping Gutters Can’t Carry Water Properly   In order for water to flow freely, your gutters must be installed at a very slight (almost unnoticeable) angle. This is what essentially ensures that water does not seep into your roof or… Continue reading »

Why Now is the Time to Inspect your Gutter Brackets

There are many components that go into a well-functioning gutter system besides the gutters themselves.  Downspouts, elbows, and gutter brackets also play an important role in how well your system works.  It is essential to not only keep our gutters clean and clear but also to ensure the other parts are working properly too.  With winter just around the corner, taking time now to inspect your gutter brackets is a smart move.   Why is now the perfect time to make sure your gutter brackets are in proper working order?  Here are just a couple reasons to give them a good inspection.   Making Repairs is Always Best Done Before Winter Arrives Poor bracket attachment, brackets pulling away from fascia… 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 »

How Custom Gutter Solutions Enhance Your Home’s Appeal

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 »

Want to Make Your Neighbors Jealous? Install Copper Gutters Today

Your home is probably one of the most important assets you own. It’s your refuge, your sanctuary and a representation of your personal taste. You want it to look great and stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. To give your home that custom, prestigious look that will make your neighbors jealous consider installing a copper gutter system.   Copper gutters add curb appeal. Copper is one of the most premium options for homeowners looking to increase their home’s curb appeal. Other than gold, copper is the only metal that has a natural color to it offering a truly unique look to the gutter system. Over the years, the copper will turn to a classic, beautiful patina giving any… 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 »

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 »