Compatibility and What Not to Do with Your Copper Gutter

Though many homeowners love the look of copper gutters, especially as they age and develop that gorgeous greenish patina, the truth is that they aren’t compatible with all homes and architectural styles. Below, you can learn more about what kinds of homes can benefit the most from copper gutters (and which ones won’t) as well as some of the things to avoid when it comes to your new copper gutters.   When are Copper Gutters the Best Fit? Copper gutters add an air of elegance to homes, but only in some cases. For the most part, these gutters were specifically designed to be used with high-end, luxurious landmark homes that truly stand out from the homes around them. Examples include… Continue reading »

The Tools of the Trade Needed for Installing Copper Gutters

The various tools required for installing copper gutters do not differ much from the tools you will use to install other types of gutter systems. It is important to keep in mind that copper is much heavier than more common materials like aluminum, so it is important to prepare for the extra weight and how you will accommodate it during installation. Otherwise, be sure that you have the following tools handy.   Quality Ladders Ladders are some of the most important tools a gutter installer can have in his or her arsenal. It is ideal to have several ladder sizes available to you, and it is also important to make sure you buy good quality ladders that will provide ample… 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 »

How GutterSupply.com Serves Your Custom Fabrication Needs

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 »

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 »

5 Reasons to Start your Gutter Research During the Winter

Gutters are an integral part of any home’s construction and as such, they need to be in the best possible condition at all times. However, there are a few reasons why you should perform your research pertaining to which gutters to buy during winter.   1. The Early Bird Could Get Discount Gutter contractors often don’t have much work scheduled during winter because most home owners prefer having maintenance performed in spring and summer. This leaves many gutter installers with a lot less work than they’d like to have – and still having their overheads to cover. As a result, they may be willing to offer some form of discount in order to get the work from you at this… Continue reading »

Vinyl Gutters 101

When shopping for a quality gutter system, homeowners have more material options than ever before.  From aluminum to copper to galvanized steel, there are many different styles and types to choose from. One type of gutter material that is becoming increasingly popular is vinyl.  Many homeowners are turning to vinyl for a durable, long-lasting solution to the gutter needs.  Read on to learn everything you need to know about vinyl gutter systems. Style OptionsAt GutterSupply.com we offer vinyl gutters in two different styles: Traditional and Contemporary (U-shaped).  The traditional option is available in 5” K Style and the contemporary in both 4” and 5” K Style.  Our catalog also includes a fully-coordinating line of accessories for both.  These styles are… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »