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 »

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 »

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 »

How Custom Gutter Solutions Enhance Your Home’s Appeal

We all want our home to look great both inside and out. One of the best ways to enhance the look of any home is to increase its curb appeal. While new siding and fancy brickwork are great ways to add beauty to the exterior, they can be costly and take weeks to complete. One easy way to create instant charm is by updating your home with custom gutter accessories.   Read on to learn more about how these one-of-a-kind pieces can offer eye-catching appeal to your home’s exterior.   Functional Style Decorative custom accessories is a simple way to add both function and beauty to the exterior of the home. They can bring a stylish, distinctive look while still… Continue reading »

6 Essential Ways a Gutter System Protects Your Home

Most homeowners don’t spend much time thinking about their gutters. In fact, they may not even put much effort into maintaining them like they should be. But when water starts to cause problems around the property, they soon realize the important role gutters play in protecting their home. Unfortunately this can be a tough lesson to learn. By the time moisture is able to penetrate the home, you are already in the grips of what could lead to a major home disaster costing you thousands of dollars in repairs and countless hours of time and energy.   Put quite simply, gutters prevent water damage. When we don’t take precautionary steps to properly maintain the gutter system we risk the chance… Continue reading »

Why Trying to DIY your Own Gutters Could End up Disastrous

  While there are numerous home repair projects that can be undertaken in a DIY capacity, gutter replacement should not be considered as one of them. Here are a few reasons why it is best to leave this particular type of work to the professionals.   You Could Injure Yourself Every year, thousands of home owners are injured as a result of falling off roofs and ladders while trying to replace gutters. While some of these injuries are minor such as bruises, scrapes and sprains, many others are far more serious, such as broken bones, concussion or even paralysis. In many cases, you will end up spending more money on medical bills – and possibly a replacement ladder as well… 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 »

Why Go Seamless? 4 Benefits of Installing Seamless Gutters

Most homeowners are well aware of how important quality gutters are to a home.  They also realize that in order for the system to function properly the gutters must be kept clear of excessive debris. Seamless gutters offer a solution for both of these needs.  Unfortunately many homeowners are unaware of how beneficial seamless gutters can be.  They are often turned-off from this solution because of its higher price tag when compared with a standard system.  Contractors can assist their customers by simply informing them of the many advantages seamless gutters can provide.  Next time you find yourself working with a new client, make sure to take time to share with them many of the seamless gutter benefits listed below…. 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 »

Everything You Need to Know About Snow Guards

For the last 300 years, people from around the world have found creative ways to prevent snow avalanches from falling off their home’s roofs.  In 1976, Jack McMullen introduced the first clear polycarbonate snow guard marking the beginning of today’s version of the modern snow guard.  Regardless of its design, a guard serves one main purpose – preventing the avalanche of snow and ice from falling off the roof surface.  By evenly distributing the accumulation, these guards can be very effective at reducing heavy loads of wet, heavy snow from damaging what lies below the eaves and gutters.  Useful for both residential and commercial applications, snow guards can be a welcome addition to any building located where large snowfalls can… Continue reading »