Friday, September 2, 2016

Introducing the new Van Mark Gutter Hood Clip

Welcome to the Van Mark Blog! In these blog posts, we will talk about our products, their use in the industry, tips, and maintenance. For our inaugural first post, we have some exciting news! Introducing the new Van Mark Gutter Hood Clips!

At about half the cost of Van Marks Gutter Hood Bracket the clip is easy to install and holds the nose of the domed gutter hood in place for optimum flow of water into the gutter and to allow the least amount of debris into the gutter. The Clip simply hooks under the front lip of any “K” Style gutter and rotates into the perfect position for the gutter hood to be installed with a cover (zip) screw.

The Van Mark Trim-A-Gutter™ forming tool forms industry standard 4’ lengths of custom “domed” gutter hood. Unlike the pre-formed “one size fits all” hood systems the Trim-A-Gutter™ system allows the contractor to decide what hood configuration best fits the jobs needs and custom form the hood to fit those needs. Van Mark does recognize that each gutter may have a unique situation and the contractor installing the system can best decide what will be the most effective system for each individual job. Both standard gutter coils and trim coil can be used to match either the gutter or the roof, or a custom color could be used as an accent color.

The tool is easy to use. You simply cut the metal to size, use the bending flange to bend the ½” 90-degree bend on the lead edge of the metal. You then remove the bent piece, rotate it and reinsert back into the forming can, lift the bending handle until the desired curvature is achieved on the lead edge of the hood, and install the piece.

For our contractors, there are no franchise fees or territories, much like Van Mark’s portable bending brake you simply purchase the tool and custom form whatever metal fits your customer’s needs right on the job site. The cost of materials is very low compared to pre-formed pieces purchased as a package. For more information about the Trim-A-Gutter™ System, Clips, and Brackets, visit our website Follow us on our social media for more information and blog posts.