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The Central Valley experienced heavy rainfall over the winter, and this is one of the reasons we want to discuss rain gutters in a post. Your home’s rain gutters serve several critical purposes, and you may not be aware of some of them.
Because of the recent heavy rains, you may find yourself in a situation where you need to have new rain gutters installed. We’re going to look at why rain gutters are so important for your house and property so you’ll have a better understanding of why professional rain gutter replacements are sometimes necessary.
Northern and Central California are seeing a large amount of rain at the end of December and the start of January. That’s good news in some ways, since it helps to ease drought conditions. But it can be rough in other ways—such as on your house.
Protecting your home from rainfall is one of the jobs of rain gutters. Like any part of a home, rain gutters will wear down over time and eventually need to be replaced. With all the rain coming down in the Central Valley, it’s a good time to check to see if you need to replace your rain gutters in Fresno, CA.
The rainy season will soon start, so this is a good time to ask this important question: Are your rain gutters in good shape to handle the downpours, or do you need to install new ones?
People often forget the major importance of rain gutters. They’re responsible for collecting rainwater off the roof and removing it so it doesn’t cause erosion and staining to the building material or the sides of the home. The gutters route the water through downspouts to the storm drains, preventing water from pooling over the property and causing damage or creating flooding in the house. If your rain gutters are starting to decay and come loose, or they’re leaking extensively, you’ll want new gutters installed before the fall rains arrive.
When you decide to build your own home, you’ll face many important decisions. Choosing the correct ductwork design for the ventilation system from an experienced HVAC contractor will be extremely important to your home.
You may not think of ductwork as anything that needs to look “special” because it’s hidden out of sight. But this overlooks the significant benefits of having a ventilation system designed with customized ductwork. We think that when you consider the advantages of a higher rated R-value duct (Flex Duct) you’ll see that it’s the best way to go.
Summer is almost over. Fall is around the corner. The rainiest part of the year is right ahead.
Now is an excellent time to take a look at the rain gutters of your house and ask yourself if you need to have a new rain gutter installation in Fresno, CA. If you do, then the early fall is the ideal time to call us to arrange for the service. We offer custom continuous rain gutter design and have since we started in business more than 65 years ago. Our trucks are equipped so our experts can cut and size rain gutters to fit your house on the spot.
Friday barbeques are a tradition at Purl’s Sheet Metal. Our team of employees, customers and invited guests enjoy the weekly Friday lunch at our Madera office. Every week there is something different on the menu. After searching for a BBQ smoker, we decided to fabricate our own. What started as a passion to create the best “smoked” meats for our weekly lunch, quickly turned into a prototype for a new barbeque smoker. (Lasagna in the smoker is a Purl’s Friday lunch favorite!)
The food from our BBQ smokers was so delicious, our employees and our customers started asking to order one for their personal use. After much testing and sampling of great meals, we came up with a well-designed smoker.
Purl’s Sheet Metal fabricates custom BBQ smokers.
Each barbeque smoker body is custom fabricated in our sheet metal shop in Madera, CA. Each smoker contains a top vent, side vents, chrome plated steel cooking grill, meat hanging hooks, removable fire basket, and temperature gauge. It is assembled with care and precision in the USA in Madera, CA. We are proud to announce they are now available for purchase and special order. Options are available for special orders, so give us a call at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning for all the details or even from some great new recipes!
The rainy season is coming up, and if your home doesn’t have rain gutters—or its old gutters are falling apart and leaking—now is a good idea to call up professionals for rain gutter service. Along with our heating and cooling services for homes, we also offer service to install and repair rain gutters. Our trucks are equipped so that our technicians can fabricate new seamless gutters on the spot to custom fit your home.
The Job of Rain Gutters
What makes a good set of rain gutters so important? There are a number of jobs that these gutters do for a home and property as they channel rainwater:
Gutters funnel the rainfall away from the sides of a house to prevent flooding. Rain that travels down the outside walls of a building can easily get into windows, the tops and sides of doors, and into the lower floors. The worst case scenario is when water starts to get under the house and create damage to the foundation.
Gutters protect a home from water damage by removing falling water away from the sides house. You can often tell a house without rain gutters with only a glance: you’ll see ugly streaks and staining down the exterior walls from running water. A house with rain gutters is a cleaner, nicer looking house!
Gutters stop soil erosion and soil expansion/contraction, which is another way to protect a home’s foundation.
Gutters can help your plants as well, since they stop heavy water run-off that can lead to major damage to gardens.
Call us and you can talk to one of our rain gutter professionals for a free estimate. We fabricate our own gutters on site and will see that you have a perfect installation of rain gutters for your home.
If you are planning new home construction, or you are expanding your current home with add-on rooms, you should consider working with HVAC professionals who can provide you with custom-designed ductwork. A ventilation system that is designed specifically to match your new or existing home offers a number of significant advantages over one constructed from off-the-shelf duct parts.
Friday barbeques are a tradition at Purl’s Sheet Metal. Our team of employees, customers and invited guests enjoy the weekly Friday lunch at our Madera office. Every week there is something different on the menu. After searching for a BBQ smoker, we decided to fabricate our own. What started as a passion to create the best “smoked” meats for our weekly lunch, quickly turned into a prototype of the new barbeque smoker.
The food from our new smoker was so delicious, our employees and our customers started asking to order one for their personal use. After much testing and sampling of great meals, we came up with a well-designed prototype.
Each barbeque smoker body is custom fabricated in our sheet metal shop in Madera, CA. Each smoker contains a top vent, side vents, chrome plated steel cooking grill, meat hanging hooks, removable fire basket, and temperature gauge. It is assembled with care and precision in the USA in Madera, CA. We are proud to announce they are now available for purchase and special order. Options are available for special orders, so give us a call at Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning for all the details.
The majority of our customers come to us for our quality work installing, repairing, and maintaining air conditioners, heaters, and other indoor comfort systems. But these customers are often confused at the name of our company and the “sheet metal” part. The truth is that Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning started out exclusively in the sheet metal business way back in 1952. This is not completely unheard of in the air conditioning world: developing the sheet metal used for ventilation construction often leads to working with the air conditioners that hook up to them.
Sheet metal fabrication is still an important part of our business, and we currently handle the work in a Madera, CA sheet metal fabrication building that covers 24,000 square feet. The technology we use has advanced tremendously since the 1950s, and our cutting-edge computer-controlled tools allow us to produce a high volume of unique products. We handle sheet metal fabrication for different industries and purposes: agricultural products such as irrigation systems and processing ventilation systems; customized roofing to fit any kind of space; hoods for kitchen ranges; and spiral ductwork that has recently gained popularity in both homes and businesses. We also manufacture the sheet metal we use in our new construction installations for heating and air conditioning.
One of the key tools in our sheet metal fabrication building is a computer automated plasma cutting table. We can program into the computer the different shapes and sizes of the pieces we need cut for a project. The plasma table then automatically configures them to make the maximum use of the material and cuts the shape using a plasma torch. A plasma torch is device that blasts out an inert gas through a nozzle at high speed and then changes it into plasma with an electric arc; the resulting plasma can move through metal rapidly for smooth cutting. We also use the plasma table to cut out standardized pieces, such as boots, that we use in new construction.
If you contact us for installation of a heating system, air conditioning, or ductwork, we will take care of all the necessary fabrication for the job. But you can also contact us when your need customized sheet metal in Madera, CA for a specific project. Our years of experience and up-to-date technology make us one of your best resources for sheet metal fabrication in the Central Valley.