Purl's Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Sheet Metal’ Category

Make Sure Your Rain Gutters Are Ready for the Rain

Monday, March 18th, 2024
Get your gutters ready!

The rainy period of the year in the Fresno and Clovis area lasts for seven months with a greater than 13% chance of a given day being a wet day. We’re right now in the middle of the rainy season, and it’s important to make sure your home can adequately deal with the rainfall.

Ensuring your rain gutters are ready for the rainy season is crucial for protecting your home from water damage. Spring is a great time for gutter replacement or repair.

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Why Rain Gutters Are So Important for Your Home and Property

Monday, December 25th, 2023

Our winter rains in the Central Valley are often severe, and it’s essential that your home has rain gutters in good condition to handle these downpours. If you’re looking for rain gutter installation in Fresno, CA or you need repairs for your current gutters, you can depend on us for the work. We custom-fabricate rain gutters, including seamless gutters, to match any home.

Please don’t delay when it comes to improving your rain gutters: they’re extremely important for protecting your home and property. We’ll go over some of the reasons why rain gutters are an essential part of any home.

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“Gutters, Who Needs ‘Em?” Your House and Property Do, and Here’s Why

Monday, March 20th, 2023

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.

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Were the Recent Rains Too Much for Your Rain Gutters?

Monday, January 9th, 2023

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.

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Signs You Need New Rain Gutters

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

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.

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Should I Have Custom-Made Ductwork for My New Home Construction?

Monday, March 15th, 2021


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.

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Do You Need New Rain Gutters?

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

heavy-rainSummer 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.

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Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Barbeque Smokers

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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.

Custom BBQ Smoker Sheet Metal Fabrication

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!


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Rainy Season: Time to Think about Your Home’s Rain Gutters

Monday, October 24th, 2016

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.

Purl’s Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning manufactures, installs, and repairs rain gutters. Contact us for service in Bass Lake or elsewhere in the Central Valley.

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The Advantages of Custom Ductwork for New Home Construction

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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.

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