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Copper Fasteners / Copper Screws

What are the right type of fasteners to use for copper gutters and downspouts? Let’s take a look. Rule of Thumb: use fasteners made of materials compatible with copper, like…

Severely Water Damaged Wood Behind EIFS

Stucco Water Damage —What You Need to Know

Traditional masonry stucco is one of the most durable exterior wall claddings available and modern synthetic stucco offers outstanding insulating properties. Both will last for years without repairs if you…

New Construction Gutters in Sun Prairie

We do a lot of removal and replacement of old gutters on homes around Madison, but we also install gutters for a limited number of new home builders in the…

decorative downspout bracket

Rectangular Copper Downspout With Decorative Brackets

Spent a couple of weeks visiting friends and family in New York this Summer, and grabbed some photos of copper work, including this copper downspout. This (I think) 4″x5″ copper downspout…

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…

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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…

copper half round gutter with rectangular downspout

Can Copper Gutters Be Caulked?

So, you finally landed a copper job but you don’t know how to solder. Or, maybe you keep your costs down by using caulk on your copper instead of solder,…

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…

Copper rivets with brass mandrels

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…