Safety Tips When Handling or Using a Ladder

Ladders are important pieces of equipment that come in handy for numerous repairs. In fact, it’s difficult to thoroughly clean or inspect your gutters without one. Below, you will learn more about ladder safety to prevent injuries any time you use or handle a ladder.   Basic Safety Rules The American Ladder Institute points out that: many of the rules associated with ladder use are simply common-sense safety rules, that apply to any task. Of these, here are some of the most important: Do not climb a ladder if you are dizzy, tired, or prone to losing your balance.   Do not use a ladder in high winds or during a storm.   Always wear slip-resistant shoes.   Never attempt to… Continue reading »

A Comprehensive Guide to Downspout Drainage Options

A Downspout is the vertical section attached to a gutter, typically found on the corner of a home or building. A downspout moves water away from a home, preventing leaks, flooding, and costly damage. Before you buy your new downspouts from GutterSupply.com, take the time to check out the following guide to learn more about your many options.   Are Downspouts Enough for Your Needs? Downspouts come in various sizes in order to move large amounts of water away from your roof. Though, there are some cases when rainfall in an area is so heavy, that downspouts simply cannot move water away from your home quickly enough. In these instances, downspouts alone will not provide enough protection, so you will… Continue reading »

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Copper Gutters

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Copper Gutters Though aluminum is by far the most popular gutter material on the market today, due in part to its amazing blend of durability and affordability, copper is making a comeback – especially in historic renovations. Here, you can learn the ins and outs of copper gutters so you can make the best decision for your needs and budget. If you choose to purchase copper gutters and accessories, be sure to look at the huge selection at GutterSupply.com.   Picture Perfect Elegance If you’re interested in making your home look as stylish and chic as possible, copper gutters are an excellent choice, even if it isn’t the first choice among most homeowners…. Continue reading »

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 »

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 »

DIY Gutter Cleaning & Repair Tips

Keeping the gutters cleaned and maintained is an essential part of any healthy home. Clogged or broken gutters can pose a threat to your siding and landscaping even leading to costly foundation problems. Fortunately maintaining a healthy and functional gutter system is easy when you follow some basic rules for DIY gutter cleaning and repair.   Here a few of GutterSupply.com’s top DIY gutter cleaning and repair tips:   Gutter Cleaning Tips   – Work safely with a good ladder. Working from heights can be dangerous. The ladder you use should not only be functional but also the right size for the work at hand. A ladder stabilizer can be helpful for those using an extension ladder.   – Use the… 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 »

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 »

Selecting the Best Brake for Your Business

A quality brake can be one of the best investments you make for your gutter contracting business.  Being able to bend materials on the jobsite can save you valuable time and money.   When making a large purchase it is important to consider which features you will need.  Finding the perfect fit for your business will ensure that you’re left with a product you are happy with for years to come.  Here are 7 features to look for when researching which brake is the right fit for your business: Throat Depth – Make sure the brake system you choose has the throat depth needed on the jobsite.  The Mark I, II, and IV Series each have a throat depth of 14”… Continue reading »