Copper: Humans have been using it to make, well, just about everything for thousands of years. These days, that includes the best gutters and eavestroughs on the planet. Want to know what makes copper gutters so great? Here are just 4 of the many reasons to love them: [Read more…]
As far back as 2011 – Dynamic Gutters reported that water will be the “oil of the 21st century”. See our info-graphic reposted here below. Yes, we live in Vancouver BC, where it appears water and rain is anything but “sparse”, but the fact of the matter is climates are changing, and experts are predicting much lower rainfall this season with the la niña effect. That means: [Read more…]
One of the best parts about working with gutters, is the overall simplicity. Point at any part of a gutter, and the purpose of it will generally be to “Control the flow of water from the roof to the surface of the ground”. That doesn’t change much, and because it’s a simple concept, it can be very easy for us to explain a job to our customers.
If you are considering getting new gutters, you probably want to know the types of gutters there are. There are many different types of gutters out there, and they come in different sizes, shapes, and materials. Most residential gutters are either 5 inches (with a 2 x 3 inch downspout) or 6 inches long (with a 3 x 4 inch downspout). They are typically made of zinc, steel, copper, vinyl, or aluminum, although steel and vinyl are becoming obsolete. Wood gutter also exist; nevertheless, they are rarely used today. Gutters that are 5 inches hold about 4.5 liters of water, and those that are 6 inches hold about 7.5 liters. For commercial buildings, gutters can be made a bit larger so that they hold more water.