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 »

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 »

K-Style or Half-Round: Which Gutter Style is Best for Your Home?

K-Style and Half-Round gutters are the two most popular gutter profiles installed on homes throughout the country. Why do these two options take the top spots? Mainly because they offer many benefits in both function and form. While their popularity may be similar, K-Style and Half-Round gutters each offer their set of unique features. Finding the right one for your home or business is simply a matter of learning what each style has to offer.   K-Style Gutters   The K-Style gutter is by far the mostly widely used gutter profile on the market today. In fact, K-Style gutters account for nearly 80% of all new installations. Their ease of installation, superior performance, and flexible options make them an attractive… Continue reading »

5 Expert Tips for Working with Copper

Copper gutters can add a distinctive look to any home’s exterior.  As a premium gutter material option, copper creates a custom, high end appeal for any home it adorns.  It is also one of the most expensive choices when it comes to gutter installation.   Because of the initial investment cost, homeowners want to make certain the material is handled with care and is properly installed.  They want their system to last for decades free of problems.   Because of its composition, it is important to take special care when working with copper.  Doing so will protect your investment while also ensuring a lasting, beautiful finish.   Here are 5 expert tips for working with copper:   Always Wear Gloves… 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 »

5 Reasons to Start your Gutter Research During the Winter

Gutters are an integral part of any home’s construction and as such, they need to be in the best possible condition at all times. However, there are a few reasons why you should perform your research pertaining to which gutters to buy during winter.   1. The Early Bird Could Get Discount Gutter contractors often don’t have much work scheduled during winter because most home owners prefer having maintenance performed in spring and summer. This leaves many gutter installers with a lot less work than they’d like to have – and still having their overheads to cover. As a result, they may be willing to offer some form of discount in order to get the work from you at this… Continue reading »

Heated Gutters: How They Can Save Your Home During Winter

  Intricate snowflakes. Glistening blankets of white. Winter can offer some of nature’s most stunning backdrops. With the snowy season though also comes the three-letter word many homeowners dread – I-C-E. While icicles can be beautiful to observe hanging from trees or in nature, they are nuisance when they begin to accumulate on your home hanging from gutters and making your walkways slick. Ice can wreak havoc on the home as it weighs it down and then melts into a watery mess. Ice damming within the gutter system is one of the most troublesome (and frequent) problems homeowners experience. It can lead to many potential threats to the home’s integrity including foundational problems, hanging or sagging gutters and loosened shingles…. Continue reading »

How to Fix Leaky Gutters

  A leaky gutter is one of the most common problems homeowners experience on their property’s exterior. A steady drip from a seam onto the driveway; peeling paint around the gutter area. These can both be signs of a gutter leak. While the initial effects of a faulty system are minimal when left unaddressed it can lead to expensive and time-consuming repairs. Fortunately early detection and a proactive approach to gutter maintenance can keep the familiar problems associated with leaky gutter away.   A leaky gutter system can lead to a number of problems both inside and outside the home including:   – Rotting of the area surrounding the leak including wood fascia and soffits   – Damage to the… Continue reading »