By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2007
Bill Westlund and Toran Ballone of Hanke Brothers, Inc. display a sample K-Guard guttering system.
With fall not too far away, we can anticipate pleasant weather, football… and clogged gutters. Gutters require a lot of upkeep and maintenance to keep them working properly. Gutter upkeep is messy, ongoing, and it can be quite dangerous. Gutter guards are one solution, but the wrong gutter guard system may do more harm than good.
Hanke Brothers, Inc.’s Bill Westlund, marketing director, and Toran Ballone, assistant installation manager, understand your frustration. They carry what they believe to be the best gutter system in the country. “Our K-Guard guttering system is not the cheapest on the market, but it can save your roof, save you lots of time and, in the long run, save you money,” says Westlund.
While the patented K-Guard system is designed to keep leaves, twigs and debris out, it allows rain and moisture to escape through the gutter and downspout. Even the hangers are patented. Made from strong, all-weather polymers and set every 24 inches inside the gutter, these hangers fully support the hood and keep the gutter from sagging or losing its form.
Unlike most other gutters, the K-Guard system does not attach or extend under the roof shingles. This can cause shingle damage and potential water or ice damage. Instead, the system is screwed into the roof rafters at 24-inch intervals with wooded, 2.5-inch screws. This gives the gutters the strength to withstand virtually all weather conditions. Conventional guttering is generally nailed to fascia or soffits.
“The cost of this system is less than you might expect,” mentions Westlund. “Once it’s installed, you never have to mess with cleaning the gutters again.” If the system ever has a clog, Hanke Brothers will send one of its qualified technicians to remove the system and fix the problem free of charge. Customers get Hanke Brothers’ lifetime warranty on the system in writing; it is transferable if the home is ever sold.
While this guttering system strong and durable, it is also very attractive. “The base material is made of heavy-duty aluminum that will not corrode,” Ballone adds. “The coatings on the gutter and hood will last over 20 years.”
K-Guard gutters are five inches wide and can drain more water than conventional, smaller systems. The gutters also accommodate larger downspouts and easily flush out small pieces of debris that may occasionally enter the system.
In addition to its guttering system, Hanke Brothers also installs insulated window systems, maintenance-free vinyl siding, bathtub-to-shower conversions, as well as bathtub liners. Hanke Brothers offers a variety of finance options to qualified buyers, in addition to discounts for military, police, fire fighters, educators and retirees. Call today at (918) 794-9666 for a no-obligation estimate or visit www.hankebrothers.com
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.