6 Key Benefits of Copper Rain Gutters

When it comes to rain gutters there are numerous materials for homeowners to choose from.  Many opt for basic vinyl or aluminum as an easy solution for their needs.  Some homes, especially historic or higher end properties, though could benefit from beautiful copper rain gutters.  Many shy away from copper as they think it will be too expensive to install.  While cost is an important factor to consider it shouldn’t be the only one.  It’s important for contractors to inform their clients of the many key benefits that a copper rain gutter system can provide.  Only when the customer has all the facts can they make the right decision for their home. Here are 6 key benefits of a copper… 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 »

5 Useful Tips for Buying Gutters Online

For busy, on-the-go contractors, online shopping can be an efficient way to easily shop for gutter supplies.    Available anytime, anywhere online stores can offer a huge selection of gutter types, sizes, and colors to fit any projects unique needs.  As a leading online source of all things gutter-related, GutterSupply.com is proud to offer the best products available at the lowest prices anywhere.  Our site makes it easy to find the quality supplies you need for the job. If you are new to the world of online shopping, follow these 5 tips to make buying gutters online easy: Create an Account for Easy Ordering – Few things are more time-consuming then entering your shipment and payment information with each order you… Continue reading »

Gutter Cleaning & Installation Tips

We all know how important it is to install gutters properly and keep them clean.  But do you know the best ways to accomplish these tasks?  Here are some tips of the trade every homeowner and professional should know. Gutter Cleaning Tips  Dress for the job – To stay both safe and comfortable while cleaning a gutter system, it is important for you to come prepared.   Always wear a long-sleeve shirt, rubber-soled shoes, and protective gloves when working. Clean gutters before the rainy season – Don’t leave the gutters full of leaves and debris right before the wet season.  No matter which region you live in it is important to clear the way for the increased amounts of precipitations ensuring… Continue reading »

Smart Solutions for Common Gutter Problems

A home’s gutter system performs the important function of funneling rainwater away from the home’s foundation and leading it safely to the surrounding ground for absorption.  A home without a proper gutter system can sustain many issues including cracked and damaged foundations, flooding into the home or basement, mold growth, and more.  Many homeowners will experience gutter problems at some point during the ownership of their home.  Some may be easily fixed by the homeowner themselves while others may require professional help.   Here are some of the most common gutter problems and smart solutions to remedy them. 1. Sagging Gutters – Sagging gutters are not only a nuisance to the home but also unsightly.  The cause of this problem… Continue reading »

The Basics of Ladder Safety

As professional gutter contractor, climbing up and down a ladder hundreds of times a day is just part of the job.   It can be an exhausting and treacherous task and one of the main reasons why homeowners hire a professional to do the work.  In fact, the Center for Disease Control reported that 43% of all fall fatalities in the last decade involved a ladder.*  The height at which the fall may occur only makes the risks of this jobsite hazard even more dangerous.  For this reason, it is important that all contractors keep ladder safety in mind each and every time they climb. Follow these guidelines for proper ladder safety:Before you begin working: Prior to setting up your ladder,… Continue reading »

A Professional’s Guide for Soffit Installation

If you have a home plagued with peeling or rotting soffits and fascia, installing new aluminum replacements may be the best solution to this common problem.  It can also save you the time and hassle of scraping and painting the wood edges. Like many home renovations, the quality of the installation has a great impact on the durability and overall finish of your soffits.  Knowing which materials to use and how to best install can help leave you with long-lasting results. Before BeginningBefore beginning a soffit or fascia installation it is important to fix any underlying roof issues.  If the home experienced water damage in the past the problem is likely to persist into the future.  Although aluminum is less… Continue reading »

Gutters and Gutter Guard Myths Debunked

How much do homeowners really know about their gutters and the guards installed to protect them?  What they think is fact can be a far cry from the truth.  It is important to be aware of these misconceptions so that, as contractors, we can inform our customers on how gutters work, the function and purpose of a quality gutter guard system, and the best practices for maintaining both.  Below are some common myths about gutters and gutter guards. The best person to clean my gutters is me…. Gutter cleaning is not just another chore that easily be accomplished by any homeowner.  The height at which you work and the difficult of this task can both make cleaning the gutter virtually… Continue reading »

6 Reasons to Become a Registered Contractor Today

Have you heard about GutterSupply.com’s contractor program?  In a continued effort to better serve our customers, we have a special section of our website just for professional contractors and other businesses in the industry.  Our contractor partners enjoy many benefits from special pricing to custom printed materials and more. Whether you have shopped from us for years or have just recently discovered our site, we invite you to learn more about this special program. Here are 6 reasons to become a registered contractor today: Enjoy Special Pricing – Want to get quality gutter supplies at great prices?  Our contractors enjoy special pricing on our large selection of products. You can also buy in bulk for those bigger projects. Receive Free… Continue reading »