Everything You Need to Know about Downspouts

The downspout may be the most underappreciated part of the gutter system. In fact, many homeowners aren’t fully aware of the important role downspouts play in the proper drainage of the excessive water that hits the home. The downspout pipe can be a huge factor in preventing expensive water damage repairs. Downspouts serve a number of important purposes:– Assists with the proper drainage of rain water– Directs water away from the home’s foundation– Prevents damage to the home, saving the homeowner from expensive repair costs InstallationDownspouts are typically installed on the corners of the structure. They are best located in less traveled areas away from sidewalks and other obstructions. If the downspout is covering a larger roof area or the… Continue reading »

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 »

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 »