A Comprehensive Breakdown on the Different Half-Round Gutter Hangers and Their Applications

Half-round gutters are incredibly popular, particularly in homes made of stone or brick. However, when it comes to choosing the right accessories for installing half-round gutters, it’s easy to get tripped up when it comes to hangers. There are several different hanger types, and each one has its own unique set of benefits. This means that you should choose your gutter hanger based on your individual application.   Roof Hanger   The roof hanger is in the shape of the letter J and is designed to mount to the roof sheathing. Installation involves simply bending the hanger so it matches the pitch of the roof, then fastening the hanger to the sheathing via pre-drilled holes. This is ideal for situations… Continue reading »

How to Ensure You’re Using the Right Gutter System for Your Home

When it comes to a gutter system, many homeowners think that as long as they sufficiently move water from the roof to the ground, they are in good shape. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. There are several things to consider when it comes to making sure your gutters are the best gutters for your home.   Materials and Their Benefits   One of the most important parts of ensuring your gutters are right for your home involves thinking about the material they are made of. Different materials fare better in different climates and even in different homes.   Aluminum – Aluminum is inexpensive and lightweight, which makes it very popular. Plus, the range of colors available in Aluminum is… Continue reading »

Gutter Supply Comparison: KWM Gutterman (Ironman) vs New Tech Machinery

There are several companies which produce and distribute gutter machines. Two of the largest, most well-known companies include KWM Gutterman and New Tech Machinery. Today we’re going to compare these two brands in several key factors, to help purchasers make a solid buying decision. First, a little background information on each company.   KWM   This company was founded in the 1960s and is based out of Chicago. It is still run by the same family responsible for its creation, although the original founder has since passed away. The company sells their equipment on five different continents and has gutter machines ranging between $5,500 and $25,000. They currently produce the Ironman line of Gutter Machines, and up until last year… Continue reading »

Why Purchasing A Gutter Machine Is the Best Investment For Your Business

If you’re in the exterior remodeling business, you handle a lot of gutter projects. If you haven’t already bought one, you have been thinking about purchasing a gutter machine. These machines allow you to manufacture your own gutters, which greatly reduces both the cost and time invested in each gutter job. In turn, this increases your profits steadily over time.   Unfortunately, the small business owner is wary of making large purchases such as this one. Unlike large corporations who won’t miss those few thousand dollars, a small business has the potential to heavily feel that investment. With the average gutter machine costing anywhere between $5,500 and $15,000, this is a very big consideration.   But what if you could… Continue reading »

The Benefits of a Seamless Gutter Machine

There are many benefits to purchasing a seamless gutter machine for your small business. Some are obvious – such as no longer having to wait for gutters to be delivered to your job site – while others are not so obvious – such as the ability to increase your company’s overall net profits. Today we are going to look at the biggest benefits, which may aid you in deciding whether to purchase a gutter machine for your business.   No More Waiting for Deliveries   An exterior modeling job is not finished until the gutters have been placed. They are the last item to go on and waiting around for another company to deliver those gutters can increase the amount… Continue reading »

Gutter Machine Options: Your Questions Answered

When purchasing a gutter machine for your business, there are a lot of option to consider. You may feel a little overwhelmed and wonder what exactly your company really needs. With this plight in mind, we will delve into the most frequently asked questions business owners have when looking to purchase a gutter machine.   What size do I need?   The size you need to invest in depends on what your market is calling for. Do your customers primarily use 5-inch, 6-inch, or a combination of both? In addition to basic 5-inch, 6-inch, and combination models, there are also gutter machines that create 5 ½ inch fascia, and gutters with an Alcoa-hook style.   Should I purchase a machine… Continue reading »

Why Seamless Half Round Gutters Look Amazing on A Home

Half round gutters are a traditional favorite that has been making their way back into the modern market. There are many reasons why a homeowner would choose to use half round gutters over their more popular K-style counterparts. Amongst other reasons are the stylish, sleek way they look.   Seamless gutters are a new industry invention. Previously homeowners could only purchase sectioned gutters, which would come in prefabricated lengths and sizes. These pieces would then be glued together around a home’s roof to create the necessary gutter system. Seamless gutters, on the other hand, are molded and installed in one big piece. The exception being the corner sections, which must be pieced together.   When you combine these two great… Continue reading »

Why Good Gutter Screens & Gutter Covers Are Crucial for The Longevity of Your Gutters

Gutters are a vital part of keeping your roof well maintained. They assist in keeping rainwater or melted snow from sitting on top of your roof, where it can cause structural issues that have the potential to become hazardous. Not only are damaged roofs a safety hazard, but roof repair can cost a pretty penny. These two reasons alone are good enough to ensure everything is done to protect the structural integrity of your roof. This equates to ensuring your gutter system is well protected.   How do you protect your gutter system? Good gutter screens and covers are crucial for the longevity of your gutters. Read on to find out more on how these simple items keep your gutters… Continue reading »

Winter’s Here! Now’s the Time to Start Thinking about Springtime Seamless Gutter Inspections  

Many homeowners think that installing a seamless gutter system means that you don’t have to regularly inspect them.  That’s simply not true!  In fact, inspections help protect the investment you made into installing a quality gutter solution.  While fall is a popular time to have the gutters checked, scheduling a springtime inspection is just as beneficial.   Below are ten reasons why you should start thinking about your springtime seamless gutter inspection NOW: Gutters are a vital part of the home. They help protect against water damage and other costly repairs. A quality inspection should be completed regularly. A check of your seamless gutters ensures that the system is functioning at optimal performance. This means your gutter sections are adequately… Continue reading »

Why Now is the Time to Inspect your Gutter Brackets

There are many components that go into a well-functioning gutter system besides the gutters themselves.  Downspouts, elbows, and gutter brackets also play an important role in how well your system works.  It is essential to not only keep our gutters clean and clear but also to ensure the other parts are working properly too.  With winter just around the corner, taking time now to inspect your gutter brackets is a smart move.   Why is now the perfect time to make sure your gutter brackets are in proper working order?  Here are just a couple reasons to give them a good inspection.   Making Repairs is Always Best Done Before Winter Arrives Poor bracket attachment, brackets pulling away from fascia… Continue reading »