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Protect Your Roof from Water Damage with the WaterFall Gutter Guard System

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 26, 2011

One of the most tedious yard cleanup jobs is cleaning out the gutters. Even worse is paying someone else to clean out your gutters. Put an end to the time and expense. Custom Insulation has a product, the WaterFall Gutter Guard System that actually does what it is supposed to do: keep your gutters free of debris.
 
The WaterFall Gutter Guard System is a time saver and a cost saver.  WaterFall has an innovative “step” design which keeps gutters clean of leaves and twigs while allowing water to flow into the gutters and away from your home.  It’s innovative “step” design can hold up to 10 inches of rain per hour.

This gutter guard system has a patented design. It slides under any shingled roof, clips firmly to K-style gutters, and won’t blow away.  It is very secure in all types of weather. And unlike many gutter systems which are unattractive, WaterFall Gutter Guard System does not change your roofline, you won’t even know it is there.

No more digging leaves and twigs out of your gutters; maintenance free WaterFall Gutter Guards are a great investment for your home and wallet.  Prevent water damage, rotting fascia and roof damage by keeping your gutters clean with WaterFall. Contact Custom Insulation for a free quote.

Copper Gutters Have an Exclusive Look

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 29, 2011

If it rains at your house, you need a gutter system. Gutters prevent water damage from the roof to the basement. One type of gutter that is gaining in popularity is copper gutters. At Custom Insulation we believe copper trumps the rest.

Copper gutters will never rust or rot away; whatever the weather this gutter will withstand it. Copper gutters add a distinctive style and flare to your house which is different than your standard gutters. Their style is noticeable and recognizable and they add a visual appeal that can only be accomplished with copper.

Because it is more valuable, copper adds a higher value to your home. Also, they are more easily maintained than aluminum or vinyl. Copper gutters will oxidize and turn green over time unless you treat them. There are ways to preserve the shine with sealants, but it is not necessary. And, on the other hand, many people like and prefer the greenish look, particularly in older homes found in Worcester and in other parts of Massachusetts. Copper has an exclusive look.

Copper gutters are an excellent addition and investment for the exterior of any home. The many benefits: sustainable building material, cosmetic enhancement and increased home value, and low maintenance; mean that you're going to pay a bit more for copper gutters. The positive side is that you will be getting a product that lasts longer and is easier to maintain. Call Custom Insulation for more information.

Copper Gutters Are Green

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Architects, builders, and homeowners are trying more and more to reduce their impact on the environment, which shows in the increasing use of environmentally friendly materials. More and more architects and home owners with the environment in mind are turning to copper gutters.

Copper is not the only metal which can be used for gutters: aluminum and PVC can also be used. But copper is the best choice for gutters. The arguments for copper being the gutter material of choice are based on the fact that copper is one of a handful of materials that are considered to be fully sustainable. Only 12% of known copper reserves have ever been mined and most of what has been mined is still in use. Also, it is estimated that 55% of all the copper in use for architectural purposes is recycled.

Copper gutters have durability and longevity with a lifespan of at least 100 years. Therefore, over the lifespan of your home, there is no need to replace the gutters. This contributes to a reduction in demand for production of PVC gutters which is a process that damages the environment.

But maybe the environmental argument doesn’t stop you from thinking of the cost of copper gutters.  On average, cast iron, aluminum and PVC cannot beat copper in price versus durability. There are two more advantages to copper gutters:  it is maintenance free and copper is an algaecide and fungicide. It kills one of the biggest contributors to gutter blockage: moss. So pick any reason for copper gutters; they're environmentally friendly, they make great financial sense, they're durable and, best of all, they're attractive.




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