By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2010
Freddie and Marsha Watkins own RainTech Gutter Solutions, the exclusive Oklahoma dealer for Gutter Topper and the Leaf Terminator products.
Freddie Watkins is the owner of RainTech Gutter Solutions. The company specializes in multiple styles of guttering and gutter protection products. Watkins has been in the gutter business for 17 years and started his Bixby-based RainTech Gutter Solutions business seven years ago. According to Watkins, “When it pours, we reign.”
RainTech has a solution for all your guttering needs. The business is family owned and operated, fully insured, a member of the Tulsa Home Builders Association, and an accredited member of the Tulsa Better Business Bureau.
RainTech offers fast, free estimates to home and business owners, and has over 30 colors, plus copper guttering products, to choose from. They carry a full range of decorative accessories, provide cleaning and repair services, and offer screen and solid leaf protection coverings for your gutters. Gutters can diminish foundation problems, reduce mason or siding staining, and eliminate landscape damage. RainTech provides a lifetime guarantee for Gutter Topper and Leaf Terminator products and offers you a solution for eliminating gutter cleaning.
We are now well into Oklahoma’s fall season and many of us are interested in eliminating the dangers that accompany that dreaded annual gutter cleaning. According to Watkins, over 100,000 homeowners fall off ladders and sustain injuries every year. His company offers a variety of solid leaf protection systems available exclusively through RainTech. These systems help protect walls and foundations from gutter overflow, keep birds out of gutters, enhance curb appeal, and increase the value of your home. They can eliminate clogged gutters and water damage that are frequently caused by ineffective or defective guttering.
Gutter Topper® is made of heavy-duty, .024 gauge aluminum, and its patented design works to keep gutters clear and free flowing. It installs over existing gutters and allows water to go exactly where it is supposed to go – into your gutters. Leaves and debris simply fall to the ground, thereby eliminating the need to climb ladders and clean gutters. The Leaf Terminator® is a similar product that is also installed over open gutters. It is recommended when nearby cedar or pine trees shed debris onto your roof, for very steep pitched roofs, and for customers who prefer the lower profile of the Leaf Terminator.
Both the Gutter Topper and the Leaf Terminator were tested exhaustively before being introduced to the public. The manufacturer wanted to make sure that both products would withstand the harshest conditions. The products passed stringent testing performed by PRI Technologies, a leading independent testing firm for the roofing and construction industries. This testing proved that the products were engineered to last by withstanding 110 mile-per-hour winds and 22 inches of rainfall per hour – enough to float Noah’s Ark in just one day. They both withstood up to 1,200 pounds of weight per square foot and allowed no debris to enter the gutter.
Both products proved to help stop damaging gutter overflows while they protect against harmful mold, mildew and rot. They are attractive, custom-fit designs that are available in six standard colors and genuine 20-ounce copper. Their low-profile designs blend into the roofline, and there are no unsightly mounting brackets or hangers visible. They may be installed on shingle, cedar shake, slate, S-tile, or standing seam roofs.
Watkins summed up his company by saying, “Pride, quality workmanship, superior customer service. Why settle for less? Give your home the best!” Call RainTech Gutter Solutions today for a no obligation free estimate.
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.