With the Autumn Leaves Starting to Fall, Now Is the Time to Have Your Gutters Inspected

With temperatures across the country beginning to drop, colorful fall foliage paints the landscape. And as the crisp fall winds start to blow, they’ll take some of those leaves with them. If you haven’t inspected your gutters this season, now is the time to do so. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning and inspecting your gutters this fall.   Why Is a Gutter Inspection So Important?   Your gutters serve one major purpose: to collect the rainwater falling from your roof and move it away from your home. Homeowners usually don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters until there’s an issue – and by that time, the damage can be substantial. As can the cost of repair…. Continue reading »

Different Ways to Order Your Custom Gutters on GutterSupply.com

GutterSupply.com strives to be the country’s largest provider of gutters, accessories, tools, and machinery for both contractors and homeowners alike. With such a massive selection, it only makes sense that shoppers have numerous ways to order custom gutters to suit their needs. Here are the many different ways you can create and place your orders via GutterSupply.com.   Shop by Material and Style   The first way to shop for and order custom gutters on GutterSupply.com involves shopping by material and style. From the homepage, you will find an extensive list of gutter materials on the left of the screen. Different types of aluminum, copper, steel, zinc, vinyl, and even Galvalume are available. Once you’ve chosen your preferred material from… Continue reading »

When You Should Be Using Half-Round Gutters vs. K-Style for Your Home

Today, most homes in the US utilize K-style gutters. They are incredibly effective, and they can be quite attractive. However, as time goes by, more and more homeowners are beginning to discover the benefits associated with half-round gutters. There are some subtle differences between the two styles in both appearance and function, so understanding these will help you make better decisions about your purchase.   Why K-Style Gutters are So Popular   K-style gutters have been designed to fit today’s more modern homes. They are flat on the side that attaches to the home, which means they can be installed directly to the fascia with fewer brackets and accessories. They come in various lengths and sizes, and you can find… Continue reading »

What’s the Best Way to Measure and Price Out a Gutter Installation?

If you are building a new home, renovating an existing one, or simply replacing an old, dilapidated gutter system, you are likely curious about the overall costs. Fortunately, you can estimate for yourself the cost of a gutter installation by taking the proper measurements and looking at the prices for gutter materials. Here are some tips and tricks for getting a rough estimate of the cost of your installation.   Calculate the Drainage Area in Square Feet   First, you will need to know the square footage of your gutters’ drainage area. For a gable-end roof, this is simple. Just multiply the length by the width for each side. If you have hip roofs or intersecting roofs, you will need… Continue reading »

How to Install Various Important Gutter Parts on Your Home

Whether you are interested in reinforcing your existing gutters or you need to make some repairs, it’s always a good idea to understand the best ways to install some of the most common gutter components on your home. Here, you will learn about some of the most common and important accessories as well as how to install them.   Downspout Rack, Drive & Key   A rack and key are used to attach a downspout to an exterior wall. For each story, you will need two racks and keys to properly fasten your downspout. This sort of fastener can be used whether your home exterior is masonry, wood, or stone, and it also works with most siding types. Fasten the… Continue reading »

Key Differences between Galvanized and Galvalume Gutters

When it comes to choosing materials for gutter systems, home and business owners have many options available to them. While galvanized steel is more popular for industrial settings than homes, it is gaining popularity. What’s more Galvalume gutters are also gaining traction? Here, you will learn more about the differences between galvanized and Galvalume gutters along with some of the pros and cons of each.   What is Galvanized Steel?   Galvanized steel is an incredibly popular building component, and it’s also very popular for industrial and commercial gutter systems. Essentially, it is steel that has been hot-dipped into zinc oxide, which creates a barrier designed to prevent corrosion, oxidation, and rust. Though galvanization does improve steel’s resistance to the… Continue reading »

What are the Key Tools Needed to Install a Half Round Gutter on Your Home?

If you are interested in making half round gutter installation a DIY job and you feel confident in your abilities, it’s important to make sure you have everything you need to get the job done right. Here, you will learn more about the tools you should have on hand and their unique purposes.   Traditional Tools   First and foremost, you will need to have some traditional tools that you most likely already have in your tool shed or garage. These are all fairly self-explanatory, and they include the following: Ladder Chalk Line Measuring Tape Pencil Screws Power Drill Tin/Aluminum Snips Hacksaw Needle nose pliers Other fasteners Level   Additional Tools   Some additional tools that you will need during… Continue reading »

Painting Your House in the Spring? Here are Some Tips for Painting Your Galvanized Gutters

Galvanized steel gutters are durable, corrosion- and rust-resistant, and affordable, which makes them some of the most popular gutter styles in the country. Now that it’s springtime, homeowners are gearing up to paint their home exteriors, and many will also paint their gutters. Galvanized gutters can be tricky to paint, so here are some tips for getting the job done right.   The Trouble with Paint on Galvanized Steel   Galvanized steel is created when pieces of steel are hot-dipped into zinc to create a corrosion- and rust-resistant barrier. What’s more, as part of the galvanization process, the gutters are also coated in oil to prevent white rust from occurring. Unfortunately, zinc alongside the layer of oil makes galvanized steel… Continue reading »

A Comprehensive Breakdown on the Different Half-Round Gutter Hangers and Their Applications

Half-round gutters are incredibly popular, particularly in homes made of stone or brick. However, when it comes to choosing the right accessories for installing half-round gutters, it’s easy to get tripped up when it comes to hangers. There are several different hanger types, and each one has its own unique set of benefits. This means that you should choose your gutter hanger based on your individual application.   Roof Hanger   The roof hanger is in the shape of the letter J and is designed to mount to the roof sheathing. Installation involves simply bending the hanger so it matches the pitch of the roof, then fastening the hanger to the sheathing via pre-drilled holes. This is ideal for situations… Continue reading »

5 Benefits of a Seamless Gutter for Your Home

When choosing the right gutters for your home there is always one big decision to make: seams or no seams. Seamed gutters, often called sectional gutters, are formed using smaller sections of gutter joined and fastened together at their seams. Seamless gutters are constructed using a specialized gutter machine. A contractor will often form the gutters right on site. These long runs are then attached to the home with joints only located at the corners of the exterior.   Sectional gutters are appealing because they are less expensive and easier to install. They make for a quick DIY project even for the novice homeowner. Seamless gutters on the other hand require the use of a specialized machine and the assistance… Continue reading »