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 »

The Advantages of K-Style Gutters

As the nation’s most popular gutter profile, the K-style accounts for nearly 80% of the gutters installed today.  Homeowners and contractors alike prefer this gutter option for its easy installation and durability.  With its stylish look, the K-style gutter is also one of the most attractive choices on the market today.  What makes this profile so popular?  Read on to learn more about the advantages of K-style gutters. Why are they called K-Style Gutters?This type of gutter is named “K-style” because of the shape it makes when looked at from a side profile.  Resembling the letter “K”, these gutters curve out on both the top and bottom rather than being perfectly round like more traditional gutters.  Many homeowners prefer this… Continue reading »

7 Questions to Ask the Homeowner Before Starting a Gutter Guard Installation

Here are some questions to ask the homeowner when planning their gutter guard installation. Experienced contractors know that a smoothly-run project begins with a good conversation with the homeowner.  Asking the client the right questions can pave the way for realistic customer expectations that both you and your team can achieve. What are your current concerns?  Before you can offer a solution to match a customer’s needs you must first find out what those needs are.  Ask open-ended questions such as “What about gutter guards appeal to you?” or “What problems do you want to address?” What is your timeline?  It is always important to have a clear idea of how quickly the homeowner wants the system installed for a… Continue reading »