Winter is Coming: Things You Should Know About Snow Guards

The first day of winter is December 21. Are you ready? As we unpack our boots and parkas, tune-up the snow blowers and turn on the furnaces, it is important to also consider how we can better protect the outside of our building. Snow guards are one of the easiest and most affordable solutions to the common problems created by snow and ice. Here are 10 things you should know about Snow Guards: 1. Snow guards are an affordable solution to a common problem. Many roofs experience excess snow and ice buildup. Snow guards offer an affordable way to manage this dangerous hazard. With options available for any budget, they are an economical solution for those with snow and ice… 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 »

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 »

Everything You Need to Know about Gutter Guards

What if you could offer your customers a product that virtually eliminates the need to clean their gutters?  That’s right – no more climbing ladders, no more getting dirty, and no more clogged gutters.  With the Gutter Guard system you can do just that.  This system is a long-lasting solution to their clogged gutter problems that is both easy to install and easy to maintain.  Another reason why customers are loving this system is its low profile.  Virtually invisible from the street level below, this system seamlessly attaches to the existing gutter system without being bulky or unappealing.  So how does the Gutter Guard system work?  These guards rely on a patented peri-flow filtration system to drain the rain water… 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 »