With the calendar flipping to November, for most of us that means that the weather is going to be changing pretty rapidly over the next few weeks. Unless you live in the sun belt, you’ll be seeing the temperatures drop and winter winds that turn rain to both sleet and snow in a lot of places. This change can bring all sorts of precipitation, with some places getting rain, sleet and snow all in the same day. For a lot of us, that means it’s time to “winterize” our homes, which can include everything from putting the summer chairs away, cleaning off our roofs, and keeping up on gutter maintenance to be sure they’re ready for the coming winter months.
It’s that gutter maintenance we want to talk to you about today. For many of us, it’s something we never think about until a problem arises – and that gutter maintenance turns into gutter repair. Here at Malco, we want to help you avoid those problems by providing you with all the tools you’ll need for efficient and effective gutter maintenance – so you don’t run into any major problems come spring.
Gutter Maintenance is Key
We’ve outlined seven Malco tools that you need for gutter maintenance or repairs:
Produces a double crimp that downsizes the corners of aluminum or steel downspout to create a male connection for joining sections. This factory-like crimp ensures that the downspout wall stays square for a tight fitting, leak-proof connection.
2. Gutter Nail Driver
For installing up to 8D nails over the edge of a gutter. A non-slip ergonomic grip provides multiple positions for grasping tool and working from above or below roof overhang.
Lightweight tool quickly cuts a clean downspout drop hole anywhere along the length of an aluminum gutter. An easy ratcheting mechanism and angled punch-blade provide smooth cutting action
Fine tooth saw for safe, fast, clean cuts in thin walled and half round gutter. Downspout always fits flush with gutter. These saws may be used on the ground or on the roof, following power tool manufacturer’s instructions for drill operation.
Easily works over the outside edge of rain gutter to hold and guide ¼-inch hex head screws up to two inches long. An impact grade 6-inch long power drive, with a 4-1/2 inch anodized aluminum sleeve, provides easy reach to the mounting surface of eaves without marring the finish of the outside gutter edge.
Ideal for crimping gutter end caps in place. Also creates locking tabs in light sheet metals. Comfortable handle grip contours, a non-slip grip insert, spring handle actuation and a thumb-operated handle latch ensure a natural fit and feel for comfortable one hand operation.
Light duty tool without grips. The single crimper makes it very easy to make a single crimp for downsizing aluminum downspouts.
Like it or not, the winter months are upon us — with these Malco tools, you’ll be able to quickly manage any needed gutter maintenance or repairs with ease so winter precipitation won’t catch you off guard!