Gutter Opportunities

Gutter Opportunities was born in 2008 as an outgrowth of Metal Roofing Magazine and is dedicated to the rain handling industry. It is published three times annually as a special section to Metal Roofing Magazine, with a complete guide to gutter products, marketing ideas and strategies for gutter businesses, as well as industry news, features and machinery tips.

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Gutter Opportunities Names Top 5 Products Of 2014

Gutter Opportunities recently announced its Top 5 Products of 2014, chosen by the readers based on requests for information. Every issue the magazines’ editors offer manufacturers and suppliers a free opportunity to send product information and a photo, so they can highlight new and innovative products important to the gutter and rain handling industry....

Gutter Opportunities Fall 2014

Keeping Your Gutters Clean

With so many options to choose from, determine what products are best for your project. Clogged gutters causes excess water and can ruin a home’s structure. Backed up gutters can cause major damage including cracked foundations, ice dams, mold, water damage and flooding. All can result in a hefty price tag to fix the...

New features and highlights at 2014 METALCON

METALCON is only weeks away and excitement is building about the many new ideas and opportunities it offers. The event is in Denver for the first time, its new education format combines classroom and exhibit hall sessions, interactive roofing competitions keep the action going in the exhibit hall, and the line-up of exhibitors and...

The Hercules Coil Tipper makes fast work of coil handling

Invert and load coil safely and inexpensively with the Hercules Coil Tipper from Fall River Seamless. Easy to use, the Hercules stabilizes and tips up to 30-inch coil in seconds, while your own forklift does the heavy lifting. Hercules will handle up to 3,000 pounds and comes with built-in forklift pockets for portability. These...

Unique Gutter Manufacturer

By Sharon Glorioso Hard work, motivation and superior products are what keep this company profitable. Back in 1991, after getting laid off by a large commercial construction company, Dave Garrety went to work for a friend who ran his own gutter business. “I was out of work and one of my friends told me...

New reverse bend MicroGuard gutter screen debuts

PERTH AMBOY N.J.–MicroGuard, a gutter screen with microfiltration technology from Englert Inc. is now available in a reverse bend version. The new option gives contractors more versatility in using the screen for differing gutter and roof situations.  Unlike the traditional four-foot long segment of MicroGuard which is attached to the front of the gutter...

CVR-GO-1013

Classic look of bare metal

– By Mark Ward Sr. –  Natural beauty comes forth in zinc, copper, others. – Seamless gutters became popular 50 years ago when chemists finally developed flexible vinyl paints that could be applied to aluminum and then rolled and stamped right along with the underlying metal. Yet unpainted gutters — primarily those made of...

RHEINZINK roof highlights Colorado log home

The exterior of a beautiful mountain home near Grand Junction, CO features a striking combination of natural materials including actual 14-inch diameter logs and RHEINZINK roof panels.  The 3,400 square foot residence doubles as a fishing lodge for the owners and features life-like images of a rainbow trout and cutthroat trout pounded from RHEINZINK...

Englert unveils new architectural binder, updated with flash drive capability

Englert Inc.’s new ArchNotes architectural binder is a unique resource that provides architects with electronic files containing a complete array of product literature and data – everything needed to complete a project on one single flash drive.   Whether it is standing seam metal roofing, metal wall panels, solar roofing products or gutter systems, ...