How to Correctly Hang Christmas Lights on Your Gutters

Can you believe it is almost time for the holidays? It seemed like just yesterday we were pulling out the swimsuits and sunscreen. But Christmas will be here before we know it and along with it all the festivities of the season including decorating the home. Putting up Christmas lights is one of the most popular ways to celebrate.   Hanging those red and green bulbs though can be more dangerous than you think. Not only is there a spike in ladder-related falls and injuries, lights can pose a fire hazard as well as damage the exterior of the home. Who knew spreading holiday cheer could be such a dangerous job?   One of the area’s most prone to unintentional… Continue reading »

10 Things You Should Know About Aluminum Gutters

When searching for the right material for your new gutter system, there are many options to choose from. Vinyl, steel, aluminum, copper. The list goes on and on. The best way to find the right solution for your unique application is by discovering more about what each has to offer. Aluminum is a popular gutter material considered to be one of the most universal choices. It offers many benefits that you should know about.   Here are 10 facts about Aluminum Gutters you should know:   1. Aluminum gutters are the most popular gutters on the market. The flexibility and reliability of aluminum makes it the most widely-used material for today’s gutters systems. Many consider it a universal option that… Continue reading »

Rain Chains: A Decorative and Functional Replacement to Downspouts

Every property owner needs a way to safely and effectively move the rainwater away from their gutters, roof and home. The traditional downspout is often the first solution we think of to do the job. But what if there is a more attractive yet effective solution? A beautiful rain chain is that solution.   Although they may seem trendy, rain chains are nothing new. Their origins run deep as a staple in Japanese homes for hundreds of years. In Japan, they are known as “kusari doi” which translates to “rain gutter.” Only over the last couple decades have these Asian decorative feature become popular for American homeowners looking to add style and interest to their outdoor space.   What are… Continue reading »

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 »

How Gutter Guards Save Homeowners Time and Money

Do you want a gutter system that not only functions better but is easier to clean and maintain? Do you want to save money and time maintaining your gutter system? If so, installing a gutter guard system may be the answer you are looking for.   The Purpose of a Gutter Guard System Gutter guard systems prevent leaves and other waste from entering the gutters themselves. They top the gutters allowing the water to enter the system while keeping the debris out. Since they reduce the amount of material that enters, gutter guards can also decrease the chance of clogging. And they make the need for gutter sweeping less frequent as the system stays cleaner for longer.   Benefits of… Continue reading »

Add Value to Your Home on a Budget with Designer Copper Aluminum

  On a budget when it comes to your home renovations?  Most homeowners want to make smart choices when it comes to their remodeling choices.  They want to strike the balance between adding value to the home while also staying within their budget constraints.  Creating that “wow” factor without the expensive price tag.   One great way to update the look and feel of your home and still keep money in your wallet is by using designer copper aluminum in your gutter system. Designer copper aluminum is an excellent alternative to traditional copper closely mimicking its beautiful weathered look.  If you love the look of copper but its price is simply out of reach, designer copper aluminum could be the… Continue reading »

From Value to Maintenance: What’s the Perfect Gutter System for Your Home?

Whether you already own a home or are building a new one, at some point, you will likely need to make the tough choice of choosing a new gutter system. Although not as exciting as a stunning kitchen remodel replacing a worn, dated gutter system is essential to keeping your home safe from water damage. Gutters perform the important function of safely draining excess rain water away from the home. This prevents the water from pooling around the property causing problems to the foundation, roof and more.   K-Style or Half-Round, aluminum or vinyl, seamless or traditional. When it comes to choosing the right gutter system for your home, the possibilities can seem endless. An easier way to discover the… 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 »

Building Revenue with Gutter Guard Installation and Maintenance

Is your gutter business ready to expand? Do you want to increase your sales and revenue but don’t know how? If so, adding gutter guard installation and maintenance to your service list may be the answer.   The gutter guard business can present the perfect opportunity for growth for contractors looking to expand their services. The industry has seen a recent uptick in homeowners looking to protect their existing gutters from excess leaves and debris. Since many of the skills needed to accomplish gutter guard installation are similar to that of the gutters themselves, the transition can be easy to do with little risk.   How to Get Started To get started in the gutter guard installation business you need… Continue reading »

How to Choose the Right Leaf Guards for Your Home

When considering ways to update your home while lightening your chore load, installing leaf guards is an easy choice. Leaf guards not only ensure an effective gutter system but also offer many other benefits to the homeowner. You can only fully enjoy these benefits though by finding the right gutter guard system for your unique needs.   When beginning your search for a leaf guard system, you must first learn about the many types of guards available. Here are the basic categories leaf guards can be grouped into:   Filter Insert Leaf Guards – These high-performing guards are constructed of a tough multi-polymer coating treatment making them rugged against the harshest of conditions. They are also fire retardant and inhibit… Continue reading »