built in gutter

Design Considerations of Built in Copper Gutters

Built-in gutters serve a function that is special in architectural design because they are more hidden than gutters that are exposed. Architects specifying built-in gutters should bear in mind that any…

Underground Green House

Malcolm Wells: King of Underground Architecture

I was doing a little reading about Malcolm Wells who is described as being the “father of modern earth-sheltered architecture.” He was a very interesting man. If you aren’t familiar with Mac…

red gym downspout strap

Copper Downspout Straps

There are several types of downspout straps that we can use to fasten the downspouts to the wall, ranging from minimalist wraparound straps to elaborate, custom made decorative brackets. The type…

Gutter Guards

Gutter Guards Galore

Which leaf screens work best? A common question we receive from homeowners and contractors is “which gutter guard works the best,” or, “do any of these things actually work?” I’ll try to…

Correct Fasteners For Copper Gutter

Correct Fasteners For Copper Gutter Applications

I’ll get straight to the point of this one: use fasteners made from material that is compatible with copper. Brass, stainless steel, and copper, and all commonly used with copper gutters…