Thinking About Exterior Renovation? Here’s What You Should Know About Painting Gutters

Exterior renovation is a great way to improve your home’s curb appeal, make it more desirable to prospective buyers, or perhaps just refresh the look of your home. For many homeowners, painting is one of the biggest undertakings in an exterior renovation project, and there are plenty of questions surrounding gutters. Here, you’ll learn the basics of painting your gutters and how to get the best possible results.   Yes, You Can Paint Metal Gutters It’s a common misconception that metal gutters cannot be painted, and many homeowners either replace their gutters altogether or simply deal with a color they do not like because of it. The truth is that painting gutters is not only possible, but it’s also relatively… Continue reading »

Now Is a Good Time to Visually Inspect Your Gutters

Full-fledged gutter inspections are usually best put off until the warmer months when it’s safer to climb a ladder and get a closer look. However, even the winter can be a great time for simple visual inspections from the ground – and you might just spot something that could prevent a disaster from occurring, too. Here’s what you should look for during your wintertime visual inspection.   Things to Check During Your Basic Inspection   If there’s snow on the ground, you’ll likely want to conduct your inspection from the ground. The good news is that you can spot most of the serious issues that can cause problems in this way. When walking around your home, be sure to check… Continue reading »

Why Now Might be a Good Time to Remove the Snow from Your Gutters

Though there are plenty of tools and accessories available today that are designed to prevent the formation of ice dams and the build-up of snow in your gutters, in some cases, it’s a good idea to manually remove that snow yourself. Here, you will learn more about the reasons why built-up snow can be dangerous as well as a few tips for its safe removal.   The Dangers of Snow in Your Gutters   Though it may seem that the snow will simply melt and flow through your gutters as intended, this is not always the case. When it is very cold outside, the sun reflecting from your roof and even heating your gutters may begin to melt some of… 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 »

Why Copper Rain Chains Make the Perfect Addition to a High-End Home

Do you feel like something is missing from the exterior of your high-end home? Your exterior just doesn’t feel complete? It could be that your property is lacking those finishing features to really make it stand out. One way many homeowners choose to improve the look of their exterior is with beautiful copper rain chains. Copper rain chains offer the lasting yet functional appeal perfect for a high-end home.   Haven’t consider copper rain chains before? Here are some reasons why you should give them a try:   Functional Beauty   A copper rain chain is more than just a pretty face. Rain chains also provide the important function of helping funnel excess rainwater away from the home. They offer… Continue reading »

How to Correctly Hang Christmas Lights on Your Gutters

Can you believe it is almost time for the holidays? It seemed like just yesterday we were pulling out the swimsuits and sunscreen. But Christmas will be here before we know it and along with it all the festivities of the season including decorating the home. Putting up Christmas lights is one of the most popular ways to celebrate.   Hanging those red and green bulbs though can be more dangerous than you think. Not only is there a spike in ladder-related falls and injuries, lights can pose a fire hazard as well as damage the exterior of the home. Who knew spreading holiday cheer could be such a dangerous job?   One of the area’s most prone to unintentional… Continue reading »

How to Choose the Right Leaf Guards for Your Home

When considering ways to update your home while lightening your chore load, installing leaf guards is an easy choice. Leaf guards not only ensure an effective gutter system but also offer many other benefits to the homeowner. You can only fully enjoy these benefits though by finding the right gutter guard system for your unique needs.   When beginning your search for a leaf guard system, you must first learn about the many types of guards available. Here are the basic categories leaf guards can be grouped into:   Filter Insert Leaf Guards – These high-performing guards are constructed of a tough multi-polymer coating treatment making them rugged against the harshest of conditions. They are also fire retardant and inhibit… Continue reading »

K-Style or Half-Round: Which Gutter Style is Best for Your Home?

K-Style and Half-Round gutters are the two most popular gutter profiles installed on homes throughout the country. Why do these two options take the top spots? Mainly because they offer many benefits in both function and form. While their popularity may be similar, K-Style and Half-Round gutters each offer their set of unique features. Finding the right one for your home or business is simply a matter of learning what each style has to offer.   K-Style Gutters   The K-Style gutter is by far the mostly widely used gutter profile on the market today. In fact, K-Style gutters account for nearly 80% of all new installations. Their ease of installation, superior performance, and flexible options make them an attractive… Continue reading »

5 Expert Tips for Working with Copper

Copper gutters can add a distinctive look to any home’s exterior.  As a premium gutter material option, copper creates a custom, high end appeal for any home it adorns.  It is also one of the most expensive choices when it comes to gutter installation.   Because of the initial investment cost, homeowners want to make certain the material is handled with care and is properly installed.  They want their system to last for decades free of problems.   Because of its composition, it is important to take special care when working with copper.  Doing so will protect your investment while also ensuring a lasting, beautiful finish.   Here are 5 expert tips for working with copper:   Always Wear Gloves… 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 »